Welcome to the Law Enforcement Cyber Center
The Law Enforcement Cyber Center (LECC) is designed to assist police chiefs, sheriffs, commanders, patrol officers, digital forensic investigators, detectives, and prosecutors who are investigating and preventing crimes that involve technology.
If you have fallen victim to a scam, or need to report fraud, please file a complaint @ IC3.gov.
Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Jean Pierre Njock, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that an investigation of a fraud scheme targeting vulnerable victims has resulted in the forfeiture of approximately 151 Bitcoins, as well as other digital assets.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine, and post-pandemic pressures, have led to increased pressure on supply chains. Business pressure to find solutions can inadvertently lead to behaviours that fall foul of laws on bribery and corruption, financial sanctions, terrorism financing (e.g. for making payment to groups for safe passage of goods in certain territories). Enhanced expectations and, in some countries, specific supply chain due diligence laws mean that such misconduct is less likely to go unnoticed.
Twitter has found no evidence that recent hacks into its platform were the result of cyber criminals exploiting vulnerabilities on its system.
Ohio Man Pleads Guilty for Unlawfully Stealing Over 712 Seized Bitcoin Subject to Forfeiture in Brother’s Pending Criminal Case
Gary James Harmon, 31, of Cleveland, Ohio, pleaded guilty today to perpetrating a scheme to steal cryptocurrency that was pending criminal forfeiture from Harmon’s brother, now-convicted money launderer and proprietor of Grams-Helix, Larry Dean Harmon. Specifically, Harmon pleaded guilty to wire fraud and obstruction of justice for unlawfully taking more than 712 bitcoin that had been seized by law enforcement and was subject to forfeiture in the pending criminal prosecution of Larry Harmon.
U.S. President Joe Biden signed the Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Preparedness Act into law last month to address the migration of federal agency systems to post-quantum cryptography (PQC) that can better resist attacks from quantum computers.