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Sexual Predator Sentenced to 29 Years

Sexual Predator Sentenced to 29 Years Social media is a great vehicle for keeping up with friends and family, networking with colleagues, and sharing common interests with others—and it’s an especially popular way for young people to communicate with one another. But, like a car that’s stolen by a bank robber to be used as a getaway vehicle, social media accounts can be hijacked by criminals and others for nefarious purposes. And it’s often a

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Economic Espionage: Nationwide Awareness Campaign Announced

Economic Espionage: Nationwide Awareness Campaign Announced Based on an actual case, The Company Man: Protecting America’s Secrets is part of a nationwide fbi campaign to raise awareness of the economic espionage threat. View video and additional information Economic espionage is a problem that costs the American economy billions of dollars annually and puts our national security at risk. To raise awareness of the issue, the fbi and the National Counterintelligence and Security Center have launched

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FBI Discusses Sextortion in Live Twitter Chat

fbi Discusses Sextortion in Live Twitter Chat Visit the FBI’s Twitter and view the chat at @FBI In a live Twitter chat today, the head of the FBI’s Violent Crimes Against Children Section answered questions from users on the social media platform about sextortion crimes. During the conversation, Special Agent Calvin Shivers defined sextortion, provided links to educational resources for parents and kids, and encouraged victims to reach out to the fbi at 1-800-CALL-FBI. The

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FBI Hosting Live Twitter Chat to Discuss Sextortion

fbi Hosting Live Twitter Chat to Discuss Sextortion Visit the FBI’s Twitter at @FBI. Sextortion is a serious crime that occurs when someone threatens to distribute your private and sensitive material if you don’t provide them images of a sexual nature, sexual favors, or money. The fbi currently has open sextortion investigations across the country that involve both subjects and victims from around the world. To discuss the crime and highlight a recent case, the

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Cyber Criminal Forum Taken Down

Cyber Criminal Forum Taken Down The Shrouded Horizon investigation against the Darkode cyber criminal forum involved law enforcement agencies in 20 countries. It was, in effect, a one-stop, high-volume shopping venue for some of the world’s most prolific cyber criminals. Called Darkode, this underground, password-protected, online forum was a meeting place for those interested in buying, selling, and trading malware, botnets, stolen personally identifiable information, credit card information, hacked server credentials, and other pieces of

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Senate Committees Briefed on Going Dark Impact

Senate Committees Briefed on Going Dark Impact Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates (left) and Director James Comey testify on the Going Dark issue before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 8, 2015. Today, Director Comey appeared before two separate U.S. Senate committees to speak on the Going Dark issue, a growing challenge to public safety and national security that has eroded law enforcement’s ability to obtain electronic information and evidence with a court order

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Sextortion: Help Us Identify Victims

Sextortion: Help Us Identify Victims A chat log shows part of an online conversation between Lucas Michael Chansler and one of his victims. The fbi needs your help to identify the teens he targeted. The fbi is seeking the public’s assistance to identify victims of convicted online predator Lucas Michael Chansler, who was sentenced last year to 105 years in prison for targeting teenage girls in an extortion scheme to produce child pornography. While many

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Behind the Scenes with Operational Medics

Behind the Scenes with Operational Medics The wounded man needed to be airlifted to a hospital immediately, and in the shadow of deafening helicopter blades whose wash was strong enough to knock a person over, special agents worked quickly to secure the patient to a stretcher and prepare to care for him in the close quarters of the aircraft. Although this was only an exercise, the highly trained members of the FBI’s Operational Medicine (OpMed)

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