Ransomware Abettor Sentenced

A man who profited from the ransomware known as Reveton, which appropriated the FBI logo to scare victims into paying to unlock computers infected with the malware, will be spending…

Ransomware Suspects Indicted

Two Iranian men were indicted in connection with the deployment of the sophisticated and sinister SamSam ransomware that crippled the operations of critical facilities in the U.S. and Canada. Cyber…

Cyberstalking

Two unrelated sextortion crimes committed months apart and hundreds of miles away from each other illustrate the dangers of compromising personal photos being in the wrong hands. Cyber Crimes Stories

The Morris Worm

Thirty years ago, a graduate student unleashed the first major attack on the Internet and became the first person convicted of a new type of crime. Cyber Crimes Stories

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility, and this month serves as a reminder that each of us has a part to play in making the Internet safer and more secure. Cyber Crimes…

Russian Hackers Indicted

Seven GRU military intelligence officers have been charged with hacking into the computer networks of U.S. and international organizations, including those cracking down on Russia’s state-sponsored doping activities. Cyber Crimes…

Safe Online Surfing

The FBI’s Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Internet Challenge, designed for third- through eighth-grade students, has opened for the 2018-19 school year and is now available in Spanish. Cyber Crimes Stories

Malware Creator Sentenced

The developer of a malicious piece of software called NanoCore RAT—which allowed hackers to steal sensitive information and even access the webcams of infected computers—will be spending time behind bars.…

International BEC Takedown

The FBI partnered with domestic and international law enforcement agencies on Operation WireWire, a large-scale, coordinated effort to dismantle business e-mail compromise schemes. Cyber Crimes Stories

Stolen Identities

Four men who hacked the computer servers of mortgage brokers used the personal information they stole from customers to open unauthorized lines of credit and drain victims’ retirement accounts. Cyber…