Cyber Crime

What Is Cybercrime?

Cybercrime involves the commission of a crime through the use of a computer and a network.  Cybercrimes often involve privacy concerns, and frequently involve cyber economic crimes, cyberterrorism, cyberextortion, and criminal actors targeting and gaining access to specific computers or networks.  Cyber crimes may involve ransomware, identify theft

Who Makes the Laws that Govern the Internet?

The United States does not have a comprehensive federal law governing the internet or data privacy.  Internet regulation is instead spread across a number of agencies in a regulatory patchwork.  Internet laws may range from intellectual property laws to defamation, marketing, privacy, data use, contract law and other areas.

What is a Cybercrime Lawyer?

A cybercrime lawyer is a lawyer with experience representing clients in cybercrime matters.  A cybercrime lawyer represents persons involved in or victims of crimes that utilize computers or the internet.

Who Investigates Cybercrime?

Cybercrimes may be investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), the National White-Collar Crime Center, local government agencies, and other agencies and task forces, such as the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF). The FBI leads this task force of more than 30 co-located agencies from the Intelligence Community and law enforcement.  The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) collects reports of Internet crime from the public.