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Directory Of U.S. Federal Cybercrime Law Enforcement

How to report a cyber attack, data breach, or hack to the authorities

Di Freeze, Managing Editor

Sausalito, Calif. – May 11, 2018

The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security shared research from Cybersecurity Ventures in a keynote address at the recent RSA Conference 2018, stating that cybercrime damage is estimated to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021.

Cybercrimes should be reported to appropriate law enforcement investigative authorities at the local, state, federal, or international levels, depending on the scope of the crime, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

FBI Cyber Division

The FBI is the lead federal agency for investigating cyber attacks by criminals, overseas adversaries, and terrorists. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant.

“With cybercrime growing at an alarmingly fast pace, it is more important than ever to contact law enforcement when you are a victim of a cybercrime,” says Scott Smith, Assistant Director, Cyber Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

“The FBI has significant investigative resources throughout the country and around the world to investigate the infrastructure and actors responsible for these crimes and impose consequences in the form of criminal indictments, infrastructure dismantlement, and asset seizure,” adds AD Smith. “In certain cases, the FBI will work with the Department of the Treasury to impose sanctions, and the Department of Justice to remove the mask of anonymity that these actors require to continue their nefarious actions.”

“We suggest that all businesses develop a relationship with their local Cyber Task Forces in the FBI field office,” continues AD Smith. “This allows us to help you with an intrusion or incident as soon as it is detected, as we will have the pre-established relationship. If you personally are a victim of a cyber incident, you should submit a complaint online at”

Cybercrime Magazine Directory

The Deputy Attorney General of the DOJ quoted research from Cybersecurity Ventures in his speech at the recent Cambridge Cybersecurity Summit, saying global cybercrime costs are predicted to double from 2015 to 2021.

In response to the growing cyber threat, we researched and compiled this directory of U.S. federal law enforcement contacts.

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The editors at Cybercrime Magazine will be updating this directory later in 2018.

Directory Of U.S. State And Local Cybercrime Law Enforcement

Di Freeze is Managing Editor at Cybersecurity Ventures.