The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has identified CryptoWall as the most current and significant ransomware threat targeting U.S. individuals and businesses.
The significant federal government cyberbreach that let hackers swipe the personal data of more than 4 million current and former federal employees has all the trappings of a targeted nation-state attack aimed at gleaning critical information on federal workers; and current cyber protection methods might not be enough to prevent future attacks.
The FBI is focusing on cyberspace both as a tool for crime detection and prevention and as a venue for operations.
Always dependent on vital information for crime-fighting, the FBI has transformed itself into an integrated intelligence organization.
The FBI’s Next Generation Identification system went live last week, replacing the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System and improving accuracy.
The FBI, Washington, D.C., has named Richard McFeely executive assistant director of the criminal, cyber and response services branch; and Ronald Hosko assistant director of the criminal investigative division.
General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia, has been awarded three task orders to provide information technology (IT) services under the Federal Bureau of Investigation Information Technology Supplies and Support Services (FBI IT Triple S) contract. The task orders have a combined value of $19 million over eight years.
Keith L. Bennett has been named assistant director of the FBI's Inspection Division, Washington, D.C.
Louis F. Quijas has been named assistant director of the FBI's new Office of Law Enforcement Coordination, Washington, D.C.
Biometric technology capabilities continue to grow, and so do government data sharing efforts.
Herbert Brown has been named special agent in charge of the FBI's Sacramento Division.