Cybercrime Support Network and Attorneys General

This course discusses the cybercrime threat landscape, resources available to victims, and a national program to create the “cyber 9-1-1” and serve victims who are currently underserved.
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Corporate and Government Responsibility to Protect Data and Assist Law Enforcement

This article will examine the current state of affairs with respect to protecting data and make some recommendations about how to ensure that corporations and government institutions take their role seriously to protect citizens’ personal information.

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Overcoming Hurdles to Secure Evidence from Social Media Companies in Cybercrime Investigations and Prosecutions

This article identifies primary hurdles international prosecutors face when attempting to collect evidence of a crime from social media companies and offers some recommendations to help reduce cybercrime.

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Global Cooperative Efforts to Prevent Cybercrime

Cybercrime is constantly becoming more sophisticated and neither criminal laws, best practices, nor policies addressing cross-border cybercrime have kept up with it.

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Protecting the Public and Vulnerable Populations from Fraudulent Scams on Social Media

Lilianne Daniel, Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey; Alberto De Puy, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of the State of Louisiana; Ye’ela Harel, Senior Deputy, State’s Attorney’s Cybercrime Unit, Ministry of Justice, Israel; Sang Hyun Kim, Senior Prosecutor, Cybercrime Investigation, Department of Seoul Eastern District Prosecutor’s Office, South Korea; Dufie…

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AGs Request the Social Security Administration Implement New Database to Prevent Identity Theft

Washington, D.C. — In an effort to combat synthetic identity theft, NAAG sent a letter to the Social Security Administration (SSA) asking the acting commissioner to prioritize the implementation of a new database system that meets requirements in a law recently passed by Congress. “We ask you to evaluate and make necessary modifications to the Social…

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State AGs Demand Answers About Facebook User Privacy Policies and Practices

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter today to Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg asking him to answer a series of questions about Facebook’s user privacy policies and practices following reports that at least 50 million Facebook personal profiles may have been misused. Reports allege that Facebook gave away…

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State AGs Endorse CLOUD Act

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is endorsing federal legislation known as the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act. It would confirm law enforcement’s ability to obtain probable-caused based warrants to search an individual’s email or other online account when the information is stored on a server outside the United…

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Ransomware: The Cutting-Edge Cybercrime Taking Over the Country and What You Can Do to Stop It

While cybercrime has surpassed illegal drug trafficking as the leading criminal funding scheme, there are certain legal obstacles making prosecution of the perpetrators overseas more difficult. In this article, read about the threats of ransomware on individuals and government entities and how prosecutors can help prevent perpetuating cyber-attacks.

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