Latest Internet Crime Complaint Center Stories

2013-09-05 23:01:01

Apparently Politically-motivated, So-called FBI Virus Hacking of Nebraska-based Stern PR Marketing's Computer Infrastructure. The Apparent Target: USA Beef Additive Alert™ Consumer Awareness Campaign's Proprietary Data and Social Media Username/Passwords. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 If your National Marketing/PR Firm takes on high-profile clients, tackling controversial issues – be on high alert for a politically-motivated cyber attack that anti-virus and firewall...

2011-08-16 11:03:00

OBERLIN, Ohio, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As students head back to class after the summer break they will be bombarded with a multitude of options and inaccurate information about the best ways to buy or rent textbooks. To make the return to class easier on students and their wallets, the National Association of College Stores (NACS) is busting four common misperceptions about textbooks: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110118/MM31761LOGO) MYTH #1: Buying...

2011-04-12 00:00:28

Data Security Awareness Takes Top Priority for Florida Companies Seeking to Combat Cybercrime Through Enterprise-Wide Internet Security Awareness Training (ISAT) Clearwater, Fla. (Vocus/PRWEB) April 11, 2011 According to a new case study published by the Internet Security Awareness Training (ISAT) firm KnowBe4, Bradenton-based lawyer Kimberly Graus found out the hard way that data security breaches can happen to any business, anywhere, at any time when hackers bypassed her antivirus...

2010-03-13 06:45:00

Online scams and other types of cybercrime cost computer users more than $559 million in losses in 2009, said an FBI-led task force on Friday. A report filed by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) said losses in the United States linked to online fraud increased by 110 percent from 2008, when losses were up only 11 percent from the previous year. Donald Brackman, director of the National White Collar Crime Center, which runs the IC3 with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), said...

2009-03-31 06:20:00

Complaints of Internet crime rose 33 percent last year over the previous year, the first increase in three years, according to a report released Monday by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), run by the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center. There were 275,284 reports of Internet crime in 2008, up from 206,884 in 2007, the annual IC3 report said.  Total year-over-year dollar losses increased 10.8 percent in 2008, reaching a record high of $264.6 million, with an average...

2008-10-16 07:45:00

The FBI's cyber division head said on Wednesday that computer spying and theft of personal information have risen notably in the past year, costing tens of millions of dollars and threatening U.S. security. Organized-crime groups are drawn by the ease of reaching millions of potential victims, said FBI Assistant Director Shawn Henry. At least two dozen countries have taken an "aggressive interest" in penetrating the networks of U.S. companies and government agencies. Henry declined to specify...

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