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Official FBIFBI FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency. Operating under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Justice, the FBI is also a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence. A leading U.S. counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, the FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes, including financial fraud. Podcast: May 2016: FBI Creates the International Cyber Crime Coordination Cell

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February 10, 2016

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TRANSCRIPT:

Mollie Halpern: The FBI creates a new joint task force to defeat the most significant cyber criminals and enablers of the cyber underground.

The International Cyber Crime Coordination Cell, or IC4, pools the resources of major cyber crime investigators from the U.S., Australia, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Unit Chief Steven Kelly says cyber crime and efforts to counter it requires an international team approach.

Steven Kelly: Cyber crime is a very complicated problem in that the individuals that are behind it can be located in any country. Their malicious activity traverses infrastructure, and they can affect anybody that is connected to the Internet regardless of where they live.

Halpern: The cyber underground has turned into a services economy…

Kelly: …where a variety of criminals are providing services to other criminals. Right now, somebody that wants to attack a company using a botnet, they don’t have to actually create their own botnet—they can hire it out, they can rent one.

Halpern: The IC4 is currently focusing on a discreet number of complex criminalCriminal A criminal is any person who through a decision or act engages in a crime. This can be complicated, as many people break laws unknowingly, however, in our context, it is a person who makes a decision to engage in unlawful acts or to place themselves with others who do this. A criminal always has the ability to decide not to break the law, or if they initially engage in crime to stop doing it, but instead continues. schemes impacting the U.S. and its partners. IC4 is developing strategies to pursue and apprehend its targets. I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau with FBI, This Week.

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