The FBI has issued a warning that scammers are crafting phishing emails that impersonate the agency's Internet Crime Complaint Center, claiming recipients were recently defrauded, and in some cases offering restitution if the individuals provide personal information.
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
The FBI's process for prioritizing cyberthreats is too slow and subjective, hindering its ability to optimize allocation of resources to address these dangers, according to a new report from the DoJ's Office of the Inspector General.