Sharing threat information amongst peers benefits all parties through awareness and increased resilience. The NCFTA sharing model also includes sharing with and supporting law enforcement to enable authorities to disrupt cyber-criminal actors and groups wherever they may be. This is a big reason why we do what we do; to impose a consequence on those who leverage the internet to criminally benefit themselves or others.
Included below are press releases pertaining to successful law enforcement investigations and other newsworthy items in which the NCFTA or NCFTA community played a supporting role.
Congratulations to those law enforcement agencies, case agents, and prosecutors who have invested countless hours while seeking justice for exploited victims.
Member of hacking group sentenced for scheme that compromised tens of millions of debit and credit cards
Damage to banks, merchants, card companies and consumers estimated at more than $1 billion Read more
Russian Resident Indicted on Conspiracy Charges Related to Operating Hydra Market Read more
Justice Department Announces Court-Authorized Disruption of Botnet Controlled by the Russian Federation’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU)
Operation Copied and Removed Malware Known as “Cyclops Blink” from the Botnet’s Command-And-Control Devices, Disrupting the GRU’s Control Over Thousands of Infected Devices Worldwide. Victims Must Take Additional Steps to Remediate the Vulnerability and Prevent [...]
York Woman Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud Conspiracy Related To Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Benefits
FBI, International Partners Carried Out Operation Eagle Sweep to Combat Financially Devastating Crime Read more...
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces that Adam George Redmon, age 38, of Austin, Texas, was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for mail fraud that victimized [...]
“At NCFTA, we applaud this proactive effort to bring together an action focused coalition of global organizations.” said Matt LaVigna, CEO for the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA). “Over the years, the efforts of [...]
Binance Becomes the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Industry’s First to Join the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA)
Binance, the world's leading blockchain and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, today announced that it has joined the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA), a nonprofit corporation focused on identifying, validating, mitigating, and neutralizing cybercrime threats. Binance [...]
The issue of cybercrime was the thematic basis of the Polish Police delegation's trip to the USA and Canada. Delegates - chaired by the Deputy Police Commander in Chief, Chief Inspector Paweł Dobrodziej - they [...]
San Gabriel Valley Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Role in Conspiracy to Sell Counterfeit Laptop Computer Batteries
LOS ANGELES – A Chinese national who participated in a multimillion-dollar scheme to manufacture, ship and market counterfeit laptop computer batteries and other electronics made in China was sentenced today to 60 months in federal prison. [...]
High-Level Member of Hacking Group Sentenced to Prison for Scheme that Compromised Tens of Millions of Debit and Credit Cards
Overall Damage to Banks, Merchants, Card Companies, and Consumers Estimated at More than $1 Billion https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/high-level-member-hacking-group-sentenced-prison-scheme-compromised-tens-millions-debit-and
A citizen of the United Kingdom was arrested today in Estepona, Spain, by Spanish National Police pursuant to a U.S. request for his arrest on multiple charges in connection with the July 2020 hack of [...]
Slilpp was a Marketplace for Allegedly Stolen Online Account Login Credentials, Offering Over 80 Million Stolen Credentials for Over 1,400 Victim Providers Worldwide https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/slilpp-marketplace-disrupted-international-cyber-operation
High-Level Organizer of Notorious Hacking Group Sentenced to Prison for Scheme that Compromised Tens of Millions of Debit and Credit Cards
Please see https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/man-sentenced-operating-multi-million-dollar-international-money-laundering-scheme for additional information. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/ukrainian-man-extradited-united-states-face-charges-international-money-laundering-and-fraud
Three North Korean Military Hackers Indicted in Wide-Ranging Scheme to Commit Cyberattacks and Financial Crimes Across the Globe
Indictment Expands 2018 Case that Detailed Attack on Sony Pictures and Creation of WannaCry Ransomware by Adding Two New Defendants and Recent Global Schemes to Steal Money and Cryptocurrency from Banks and Businesses while Operating [...]
FBI Director Christopher Wray discusses “The FBI and the Private Sector: Battling the Cyber Threat Together” at Fordham University’s International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS) Speaker Series event. Director Wray specifically noted, “….we know that [...]
Douglas Gordon sold over 48,000 copies of counterfeit DVDs on his websites, making more than $638,000 in sales. Gordon was sentenced to five years in prison and two years of supervised release. https://www.justice.gov/usao-me/pr/former-video-store-owner-sentenced-five-years-selling-counterfeit-dvds
Federal Court Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against El Paso Man Offering Fraudulent Coronavirus Prevention Treatments
Hugo Chico, owner of Chico’s House of Pain in El Paso, TX, was selling a “cure” for COVID-19. Update from HSI El Paso on October 6: “Last night we did an operation that lead to [...]
WASHINGTON – If you’ve ever wondered how a simple lead can develop into a full blown investigation, look no further than the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) [...]
Individuals Plead Guilty to Embezzling Over $3.5M in Purchases with Stolen Accounts ARLINGTON, Va. – Nov. 5, 2019 – Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) is pleased to announce that it assisted the U.S. Secret Service [...]
Six individuals pleaded guilty for their roles in using data stolen from 4,000+ credit cards to buy goods, such as airline tickets, and services totaling $3.5 million. The Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), with whom the [...]
Law enforcement arrested 281 people, who allegedly facilitated business email scams, in a global operation known as Operation: reWired. See https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/operation-rewired-bec-takedown-091019 and https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/281-arrested-worldwide-coordinated-international-enforcement-operation-targeting-hundreds for more information.
The former head of an international counterfeit operation will spend more than six years behind bars for a scheme that used the so-called “Darknet” to flood Uganda and the Pittsburgh region with more than $2 [...]
July 16, 2019: The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York announced: “Day Trader Pleads Guilty to Computer Hacking and Securities Fraud Scheme Targeting Online Brokerage Accounts.” See Day Trader Pleads Guilty.
If you’ve ever wondered how Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is able to successfully track criminal activity and solve complex cases, look no further than Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. That’s where you will find the National Cyber-Forensics & [...]
Administrators of DEEPDOTWEB indicted for money laundering conspiracy relating to kickbacks for sales of fentanyl, heroin, and other illegal goods on the darknet. https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdpa/pr/administrators-deepdotweb-indicted-money-laundering-conspiracy-relating-kickbacks-sales
PITTSBURGH—February 6, 2019—The Pittsburgh non-profit National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) in partnership with Marinus Analytics and the Auton Lab at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) supported federal law enforcement in a nationwide sex trafficking takedown. [...]
A FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN OREGON UNSEALED TWO INDICTMENTS WHICH CHARGED SIX ADMINISTRATORS OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATIONS.
NATIONWIDE STING OPERATION TARGETS ILLEGAL ASIAN BROTHELS, SIX INDICTED FOR RACKETEERING PORTLAND, Ore.—A federal grand jury in Oregon has returned two indictments charging six people with running sex trafficking organizations operating in the U.S., Canada [...]
A federal grand jury in Oregon unsealed two indictments which charged six administrators of international human trafficking organizations. Law enforcement arrested individuals and seized 500+ domains which these organizations used to facilitate this criminal enterprise. [...]
by Christopher Burgess on December 14, 2018 The year 2018 is stacking up to be the year of cybercrime prosecution, with the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) flexing its muscle and truly demonstrating the “long arm of [...]
Here are six ways the CIA can help turn back the overdose epidemic, including here at ‘ground zero’ in Western Pennsylvania CIA Director Gina Haspel recently told an audience at the University of Louisville that [...]
CyberDefenses Partners with the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance to Deliver Cybersecurity Education in the Southwest Region
The partnership benefits industry beginners, pros by bringing together seasoned cybersecurity experts. AUSTIN, TX October 17, 2018 – CyberDefenses, a premier Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) since 2001, has paired up with the National Cyber-Forensics [...]
It Takes a Village to Stop Cybercrime: How Cyber Information Sharing Organizations Help Businesses in Need
By Robert Kang[i] Adjunct Professor Loyola Law School, Los Angeles This article originally appeared in the May 2018 issue of the ACC Docket, The Association of Corporate Counsel. Click HERE for a .pdf of the [...]
Cybercrime, regardless of how you define it, is impacting our world at the rate of billions of dollars a year and is a clear threat to our national security. Cybercriminals are tearing at the very [...]
“Federal authorities announced today a significant coordinated effort to disrupt Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes that are designed to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals, including many senior citizens. Operation Wire Wire, [...]
Nearly every day there are reports of new data breaches, vulnerabilities on devices and applications, illicit activities, and cyber attacks targeting private users, industry, and government agencies. The sources of cyber criminal activities come from [...]
Partnerships in the new locations will help to combat global cyber crime threats Pittsburgh, PA – January 8, 2016 – The National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA), a growing non-profit cyber threat information sharing organization [...]
Europol and NCFTA partner up to fight cybercrime https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/europol-and-ncfta-partner-to-fight-cybercrime “Leveraging Consumer Feedback to Identify and Combat Counterfeiting,” an article written by Laurie Iacono and Jason Calhoun of the NCFTA, was published in the December 2016 [...]