September 22nd, 2009
04:26 PM ET

Cybercrime investigations

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U.S. Department of Justice

The Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) in the Department of Justice is responsible for implementing the Department's national strategies in combating computer and intellectual property crimes worldwide.

According to the DOJ's website, the Computer Crime Initiative is a comprehensive program designed to combat electronic penetrations, data thefts, and cyberattacks on critical information systems.

CCIPS prevents, investigates, and prosecutes computer crimes by working with other government agencies, the private sector, academic institutions, and foreign counterparts. Section attorneys work to improve the domestic and international infrastructure-legal, technological, and operational-to pursue network criminals most effectively.

To view a list of other cybercrime investigations and to learn how to report cybercrime go here.

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Tim Gibson

    Is this the same "cybercrime" unit that has repeated failed to protect our national security sytem computers for hackers in China.

    September 22, 2009 at 6:34 pm |
  2. michael armstrong sr.

    Just with the fact that modern day technology can be infiltrated shows that the government should invest more in top secret comunications to prevent theft of secret information just the fact that this subject has to be discused shows that present day technology is inadequit to our security.

    September 22, 2009 at 5:41 pm |
  3. Annie Kate

    What type of system would be considered a critical system? I'm sure the organization has plenty of work cut out for them since so many people think that no one can learn who they are when they are on the Internet. Those that believe that have a surprise coming.

    September 22, 2009 at 4:35 pm |