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The District of Connecticut’s Cybercrime Program

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to preventing, investigating, and prosecuting cybercrimes.  We work closely with various federal and state law enforcement agencies, government partners, and private industry to advance public safety, minimize economic harm, and prosecute those responsible.  Our cyber bench consists of several AUSAs who work with the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Coordinator and the National Security Cyber Specialist to investigate and prosecute matters involving malware and botnets, denial of service attacks, business e-mail compromises, and cybercrimes that cause economic loss.  

In October 2017, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and our partners at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Secret Service, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation Divsion, Connecticut State Police and 11 police departments from across Connecticut announced the creation of the Connecticut Cyber Task Force.  The CCTF works as a single entity throughout the State of Connecticut to achieve two goals:  To attack the dark web forums from which so much of the opiates and fentanyl killing our residents comes, and to identify and disrupt the criminal organizations that use computer intrusions as a means of defrauding companies of their money or information. 

 

Our office also participates in cyber conferences in order to better educate companies on cyber security and thereby mitigate the risk of victimization.  For example, our office partnered with the Institute of Internal Auditors to hold a day-long conference on “Combatting Cybersecurity Threats,” featuring the Assistant Attorney General of DOJ’s National Security Division and the U.S. Attorney.   Panel discussions included the Top Ten Technical Vulnerabilities faced by companies, foreign threats to the United States, and the problems posed by spear-phishing.

 

If you believe that you have been the victim of a cybercrime, please report it promptly to your local law enforcement agency or to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).  You may also contact the following federal agencies directly:

FBI New Haven’s Cyber Group
600 State Street
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 777-6311

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
150 Court Street, Suite 615
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 773-2155

United States Secret Service
One Century Tower
265 Church Street, #1201
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 865-2449

Additionally, if you have questions about cybercrime and how and when to report it to law enforcement, we encourage you to access these resources:

Updated October 31, 2017

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