Washington, D.C. – The National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF) has released a new joint-seal ransomware fact sheet. This educational product is intended to provide the public with important information on the current ransomware threat and the government’s response, as well as common infection vectors, tools for attack prevention, and important contacts in the event of a ransomware attack.
The NCIJTF has the primary responsibility to coordinate, integrate, and share information in support of cyber threat investigations; supply and support intelligence analysis for community decision-makers; and provide value to other ongoing efforts in the fight against cyber threats to the nation.
Portland, ME – U.S. Attorney Halsey Frank is cautioning the public to be extremely skeptical of unsolicited offers to purchase COVID-19 vaccines.
Federal, state, and local agencies have received complaints about scammers capitalizing on demand for the vaccine to access individuals’ personally identifiable information such as Social Security numbers, and money, using various schemes.
Among the tactics, the scammers use are advertisements that promise early access to COVID-19 vaccines in exchange for a deposit or fee as well as offers to be put on a vaccine waiting list, again in exchange for money.
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Justice, Friday, January 29th, 2021, announced its participation in a multinational operation involving actions in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom to disrupt and take down the infrastructure of the malware and botnet known as Emotet.
Additionally, officials in Lithuania, Sweden, and Ukraine assisted in this major cyber investigative action.
FBI announces Retired Pennsylvania Fire Fighter Robert Sanford Arrested, Criminally Charged for Actions at U.S. Capitol
Washington, D.C. – A retired Pennsylvania firefighter has been charged in Pennsylvania in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol last week.
Robert Sanford, 55, of Boothwyn, PA, was charged by criminal complaint with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, disorderly or disruptive conduct on capitol grounds, civil disorder, and assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers while engaged in the performance of official duties.
Washington, D.C. – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports seven individuals have been charged in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with crimes committed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021.
Additional complaints have been submitted in federal court and investigations are ongoing. As previously reported, approximately 40 individuals were arrested and charged in Superior Court with offenses including, but not limited to, unlawful entry, curfew violations, and firearms-related crimes.
Washington, D.C. – FBI Washington Field Office Assistant Director in Charge Steven M. D’Antuono delivered the following remarks during a press briefing at the Department of Justice regarding January 6th, 2021, violent activity at the U.S. Capitol. Remarks prepared for delivery.
Good afternoon. I’m here to provide a quick update on the FBI’s activities since the violence and destruction at the Capitol last week.
The FBI is quite familiar with large-scale, complex, and fast-moving investigations. We are up to the challenge. As Director Wray says, “The FBI does not do easy.”
U.S. Attorney announces Federal Authorities Investigating Any Potential Violations of Federal Law by Residents of Western Tennessee at U.S. Capitol
Memphis, TN – United States Attorney D. Michael Dunavant announced today that his office, in coordination with the Memphis Field Division Office of the FBI, will investigate and charge any potential violations of federal law at the United States Capitol Building on January 6th, 2021 committed by individuals from the Western District of Tennessee.
“The Department of Justice is committed to ensuring that those responsible for this attack on our Government and the rule of law face the full consequences of their actions under the law. We are working closely with our partners at the FBI, who are actively investigating to gather evidence, identify perpetrators, and charge federal crimes where warranted,” Dunavant said.
Washington, D.C. – According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), two men were charged today in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021.
Larry Rendell Brock, of Texas, was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Brock was arrested today in Texas.
Washington, D.C. – Thirteen individuals have been charged so far in federal court in the District of Columbia related to crimes committed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021. In addition to those who have been charged, additional complaints have been submitted and investigations are ongoing.
“The lawless destruction of the U.S. Capitol building was an attack against one of our Nation’s greatest institutions,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin. “My Office, along with our law enforcement partners at all levels, have been expeditiously working and leveraging every resource to identify, arrest, and begin prosecuting these individuals who took part in the brazen criminal acts at the U.S. Capitol.”
Tennessee Highway Patrol reconstructs Vehicle Identification Number of Downtown Nashville Suspect Bombing Vehicle
Nashville, TN – On Christmas Day, December 25th, 2020, the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s (THP) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) along with an agent from the Tennessee Department of Revenue responded to the attack on Downtown Nashville. Investigators were able to locate vehicle parts that were needed for further processing to positively identify a specific vehicle and registered vehicle owner.
Due to the extent of the damages, investigators determined there were few remaining areas of the vehicle that would lead to positive identification. As the investigation continued, the team located parts that contained numbers that were used to identify the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
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