Shawn Henry, one of the most recognizable names in cybercrime enforcement, has been promoted to head of the FBI's Washington Field Office, considered one of the agency's most coveted posts, the FBI said Monday. A 20-year veteran, Henry, 47, most recently served as assistant director of the Cyber Division at the FBI where he was tasked with overseeing all FBI computer investigations worldwide. — DK
Internet crime complaints made to the FBI rose by 33 percent in 2008, and the total monetary losses that were reported rose by 10.8 percent, according to the 2008 Internet Crime Report, published by the Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3. For the losses reported, the individual average crime netted $931 for the crooks. The total complaint number hit 275,284, amounting to $265 million. — CAM
Four out of five surveyed hackers agreed that Apple was right to refuse the FBI's request for a backdoor into the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone. Yet 52 percent said they would help the FBI crack an iPhone's password for a fee.