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Citadel Malware Continues to Deliver Reveton Ransomware in Attempts to Extort Money

WASHINGTON, DC (RPRN) 08/09/12 — By Federal Bureau of Investigation
The IC3 has been made aware of a new Citadel malware platform used to deliver ransomware, named Reveton. The ransomware lures the victim to a drive-by download website, at which...

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending July 20, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (RPRN) 07/20/12 — By Federal Bureau of Investigation
Headquarters: Judge Webster Delivers Webster Commission Report on Fort Hood The FBI concurs with the principles underlying the commission’s recommendations and, in most cases, has already taken action to...

Celebrating Women Special Agent

WASHINGTON, DC (RPRN) 07/17/12 — By Federal Bureau of Investigation
They were known as the nun and the Marine. The respective backgrounds of Joanne Pierce Misko and Susan Roley Malone could not have been more dissimilar. But 40 years ago,...

FBI Clarifies Reporting on Microscopic Hair Comparisons Conducted by the Laboratory

Washington, D.C. (RPRN) 07/13/12 — By Federal Bureau of Investigation
The FBI Laboratory still conducts microscopic hair comparisons. There is no reason to believe the FBI Laboratory employed “flawed” forensic techniques.   The validity of the science of microscopic hair comparison is...

FBI reports on Massive Ponzi Scheme Proves Age-Old Adage

WASHINGTON, DC (RPRN) 07/09/12 — By Federal Bureau of Investigation
If It’s Too Good To Be True… Massive Ponzi Scheme Proves Age-Old Adage If a respected member of your community offered you an investment opportunity, you might consider it. Especially if...

Michael J. Anderson Named Special Agent in Charge of New Orleans Division

NEW ORLEANS, LA (RPRN) 07/09/12 — By Federal Bureau of Investigation
Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Michael J. Anderson special agent in charge of the FBI’s New Orleans Division. Mr. Anderson most recently served as section chief of the...

IC3 2011 Internet Crime Report Released

FAIRMONT, WV (RPRN) 05/10/12 — By Federal Bureau of Investigation
More Than 300,000 Complaints of Online Criminal Activity Reported in 2011  —The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) today released the 2011 Internet Crime Report—an overview of the latest data and trends of...

Malware Installed on Travelers' Laptops Through Software Updates on Hotel Internet Connections

WASHINGTON, DC (RPRN) 05/08/12 — By Federal Bureau of Investigation
Recent analysis from the FBI and other government agencies demonstrates that malicious actors are targeting travelers abroad through pop-up windows while establishing an Internet connection in their hotel rooms. Recently, there...

FBI WARMING; Timeshare Marketing Scams

Arlington, Va (RPRN) 01/26/12 — By Federal Bureau of Investigation
/12—Timeshare owners across the country are being scammed out of millions of dollars by unscrupulous companies that promise to sell or rent the unsuspecting victims’ timeshares. In the...

Closing a ‘Crime Superstore’ - Not-So Garden Variety Fraud in the Garden State

NEWARK, NJ (RPRN) 01/10/12 — By Federal Bureau of Investigation
Leader of Large-Scale Identity Theft Ring and Co-Conspirator Plead Guilty, Admit Roles in Fraud Enterprise The leader of a fraud ring that engaged in identity theft and financial crimes which...

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