U.S. Law Enforcement Targets Fraud Facilitators, Doubling Last Year’s Enforcement

As part of the fourth annual money mule initiative, U.S. law enforcement took action to address 4,750 money mules over the last 10 weeks. Agencies are also conducting outreach to educate the public about how fraudsters use money mules and how to avoid unknowingly assisting fraud by receiving and transferring money.

California Man Sentenced to More Than Six Years in Prison for Federal Hate Crime Conviction

Ole Hougen was sentenced to more than six years in prison for attacking a Black man with a knife in Santa Cruz, California.

New Toolkit Helps Consumers Avoid Scams While Holiday Shopping

The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center is launching a new holiday shopping toolkit to help consumers protect themselves while holiday shopping.

CISA and FBI Urge Organizations to Remain Vigilant to Ransomware and Cyber Threats This Holiday Season

CISA and the FBI have issued a cybersecurity reminder for public and private sector organizations to remain vigilant and take appropriate precautions to reduce their risk to ransomware and other cyberattacks leading up to and during the holiday season.

Two Iranian Nationals Charged for Cyber-Enabled Disinformation and Threat Campaign Designed to Influence the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

Seyyed Mohammad Hosein Musa Kazemi and Sajjad Kashian have been charged for their alleged involvement in a campaign to intimidate and influence American voters in connection with the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

FBI Statement on Incident Involving Fake Emails

The FBI and CISA are aware of the incident this morning involving fake emails from an @ic.fbi.gov email account. This is an ongoing situation, and we are not able to provide any additional information at this time.

Rachel Rojas Named Assistant Director of the Insider Threat Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Rachel Rojas as the assistant director of the Insider Threat Office at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Ukrainian Arrested and Charged with Ransomware Attack on Kaseya

The Justice Department announced recent actions taken against two foreign nationals charged with deploying Sodinokibi/REvil ransomware to attack businesses and government entities in the U.S.

Arrest in Ransomware Attack on Kaseya

At a press conference at the Department of Justice, FBI Director Christopher Wray discussed arrests and charges in connection with the Sodinokibi/REvil ransomware.

Director Christopher Wray Travels to Poland, Denmark, and Sweden

FBI Director Christopher Wray traveled to Poland, Denmark, and Sweden to meet with international law enforcement and national security partners about matters of mutual interest.

Leader of MS-13 in Honduras Added to the FBI’s List of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives

Yulan Adonay Archaga Carias, the alleged leader of MS-13 for all of Honduras, has been added to the FBI’s list of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Deputy Director Paul Abbate’s Remarks at Press Conference Announcing Results of Operation Targeting Darknet Drug Markets

FBI Deputy Director Paul Abbate discussed the results of this year’s Joint Criminal Opioid and Darknet Enforcement (JCODE) operation at a press conference at the Department of Justice.

International Law Enforcement Operation Targeting Opioid Traffickers on the Darknet Results in 150 Arrests Worldwide and the Seizure of Weapons, Drugs, and over $31 Million

The Department of Justice, through the Joint Criminal Opioid and Darknet Enforcement (JCODE) team, joined Europol to announce the results of Operation Dark HunTor, a coordinated international effort on three continents to disrupt opioid trafficking on the darknet.

Jacqueline Maguire Named Special Agent in Charge of the Philadelphia Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Jacqueline Maguire as the special agent in charge of the Philadelphia Field Office.

FBI Releases Updated 2020 Hate Crime Statistics

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program released amended 2020 hate crime statistics about bias-motivated incidents throughout the nation.

FBI Conducts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Redstone Arsenal for the Weapons Management Facility

The FBI, along with its partners in the U.S. Army, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the DEA, participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the FBI’s new Weapons Management Facility at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama.

FBI Releases 2020 Statistics for Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted in the Line of Duty

According to statistics reported to the FBI, 60,105 law enforcement officers were assaulted while performing their duties in 2020.

Eric Velez-Villar Named Assistant Director of the Office of Private Sector

Director Christopher Wray has named Eric Velez-Villar as the assistant director of the Office of Private Sector at FBI Headquarters in Washington.

Jodi Cohen Named Special Agent in Charge of the Louisville Field Office

Jodi Cohen was named special agent in charge of the Louisville Field Office in Kentucky.

David G. Nanz Named as Special Agent in Charge of the Springfield Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named David G. Nanz as the special agent in charge of the Springfield Field Office in Illinois.

FBI Releases 2020 Crime Statistics

For the first time in four years, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation increased when compared with the previous year’s statistics.

Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng Admits to Misleading Global Financial Institution

The chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Wanzhou Meng, was arraigned on charges of conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud and related charges.

Cybersecurity Advisory: Conti Ransomware

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have observed the increased use of Conti ransomware in more than 400 attacks on U.S. and international organizations.

National Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action Results in Charges Involving Over $1.4 Billion in Alleged Losses

The Department of Justice announced criminal charges against 138 defendants, including 42 doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals, across the U.S. for their alleged participation in various health care fraud schemes that resulted in approximately $1.4 billion in alleged losses.

Dark Web Child Pornography Facilitator Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Advertise Child Pornography

Eric Eoin Marques, a dual national of the United States and Ireland, was sentenced to 324 months in federal prison for conspiracy to advertise child pornography.

J. William Rivers Named as Special Agent in Charge of the Cincinnati Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named J. William Rivers as the special agent in charge of the Cincinnati Field Office.

Hard-Earned Lessons from 9/11 Offer a Playbook for Combating Today’s Threats

This op-ed by FBI Director Christopher Wray appeared in The Washington Post. Director Wray was an associate deputy attorney general in the Justice Department at the time of the 9/11 attacks.

Jermicha Fomby Named as Special Agent in Charge of the Jackson Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Jermicha Fomby as the special agent in charge of the Jackson Field Office in Mississippi.

Octaviano Juarez-Corro Added to the FBI’s List of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives

Octaviano Juarez-Corro, who allegedly killed two people and injured three others when he brazenly fired multiple shots into a crowded Milwaukee park, has been added to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

Justice Department Announces First Federal Agents to Use Body-Worn Cameras

The Department of Justice announced the launch of the first phase of its Body-Worn Camera Program that requires department law enforcement personnel use body-worn cameras during pre-planned law enforcement operations

Cybersecurity Advisory: Ransomware Awareness for Holidays and Weekends

The FBI and CISA have observed an increase in highly impactful ransomware attacks occurring on holidays and weekends—when offices are normally closed—in the U.S., as recently as July 4, 2021.

Leadership Changes at the Washington Field Office Announced

FBI Director Christopher Wray has named four new special agents in charge at the Washington Field Office and shifted a fifth to a different SAC position.

Nicholas Boshears Named as Special Agent in Charge of the Operations Support Division of the New York Field Office

FBI Director Christopher Wray named Nicholas Boshears as special agent in charge of the Operations Support Division of the New York Field Office.

FBI Releases 2020 Hate Crime Statistics

The FBI released its latest Hate Crime Statistics report, an annual compilation of bias-motivated incidents throughout the nation.

Antony A. Jung Named as Special Agent in Charge of the Anchorage Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Antony A. Jung as the special agent in charge of the Anchorage Field Office in Alaska.

Girl Scouts of the USA and FBI Sign MOU in Support of STEM Programs for Girls

The FBI and Girl Scouts of the USA signed a memorandum of understanding and are collaborating to increase young women’s interest, confidence, and competency in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Charles A. Dayoub Named as Special Agent in Charge of the Kansas City Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Charles A. Dayoub as the special agent in charge of the Kansas City Field Office in Missouri.

Cathy L. Milhoan Named Assistant Director of the Office of Public Affairs

Director Christopher Wray has named Cathy L. Milhoan as the new assistant director of the FBI’s Office of Public Affairs.

Joseph Gonzalez Named as Special Agent in Charge of the San Juan Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Joseph Gonzalez as the special agent in charge of the San Juan Field Office in Puerto Rico.

Alyssa M. Doyle Named as Special Agent in Charge of the Counterintelligence And Cyber Division at the Los Angeles Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Alyssa M. Doyle as the special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence and Cyber Division at the Los Angeles Field Office.

Jesse Levine Named as Special Agent in Charge of the Intelligence and Surveillance Division of the New York Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Jesse Levine as the special agent in charge of the Intelligence and Surveillance Division of the New York Field Office.

Fraudsters Posing as Brokers or Investment Advisers – Investor Alert

The FBI and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission warn of fraudsters swindling investors while pretending to be registered brokers or investment advisers.

Cybersecurity Advisory: Top Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities

The FBI, CISA, Australian Cyber Security Centre, and National Cyber Security Centre issued an advisory that provides details on the top 30 vulnerabilities routinely exploited by malicious cyber actors in 2020 and those being widely exploited thus far in 2021.

Jeffrey R. Downey Named as Special Agent in Charge of the El Paso Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Jeffery R. Downey as special agent in charge of the El Paso Field Office in Texas.

Janeen DiGuiseppi Named as Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office

Director Christopher Wray named Janeen DiGuiseppi as the special agent in charge of the Albany Field Office in New York.

Michael J. Driscoll Named Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office

FBI Director Christopher Wray named Michael J. Driscoll as the assistant director in charge of the New York Field Office.

Jennifer L. Moore Named Assistant Director of the Security Division

Director Christopher Wray named Jennifer L. Moore as the assistant director of the Security Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Christine O’Neill Named Assistant Director of the Human Resources Division

Director Christopher Wray named Christine O’Neill as the assistant director of the Human Resources Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Timothy M. Dunham Named Assistant Director of the Training Division

FBI Director Christopher Wray named Timothy M. Dunham as the assistant director of the Training Division.

Statement from Assistant Director Bryan Vorndran on Joint Cybersecurity Advisory Regarding Chinese State-Sponsored Cyber Operations

FBI Cyber Division Assistant Director Bryan Vorndran released a statement in response to a joint cybersecurity advisory regarding Chinese state-sponsored cyber operations.

Four Chinese Nationals Working with the Ministry of State Security Charged with Global Computer Intrusion Campaign Targeting Intellectual Property and Confidential Business Information, Including Infectious Disease Research

Four nationals and residents of the People’s Republic of China have been charged in a campaign to hack into the computer systems of dozens of victim companies, universities, and government entities in the U.S. and abroad between 2011 and 2018.

James “Robert” Brown Named Assistant Director of the Operational Technology Division

Director Christopher Wray has named James (Robert) Brown as the assistant director of the Operational Technology Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Timothy Langan Named Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division

Director Christopher Wray has named Timothy Langan as the assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

FBI Statement in Response to Inspector General Report

The FBI has provided a statement in response to the Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General report titled Investigation and Review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Handling of Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Former USA Gymnastics Physician Lawrence Gerard Nassar.

Thomas J. Sobocinski Named as Special Agent in Charge of the Baltimore Field Office

Director Christopher Wray named Thomas J. Sobocinski special agent in charge of the Baltimore Field Office.

FBI Seeking Individual Who May Have Information Regarding the Identity of a Child Sexual Assault Victim

The FBI is asking for the public’s help in identifying John Doe 44, an unknown male who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.

Iranian Intelligence Officials Indicted on Kidnapping Conspiracy Charges

Four Iranian nationals were indicted in connection with allegedly conspiring to kidnap a Brooklyn journalist, author, and human rights activist for mobilizing public opinion in Iran and around the world to bring about changes to the regime’s laws and practices.

Cryptocurrency Fraudster Sentenced for Money Laundering and Securities Fraud in Multi-Million-Dollar Investment Scheme

A Swedish man, Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for securities fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering charges.

FBI Statement on Kaseya Ransomware Attack

The FBI is investigating the Kaseya ransomware attack and working with Kaseya, in coordination with CISA, to conduct outreach to possibly impacted victims.

James A. Dawson Named Special Agent in Charge of the Little Rock Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named James A. Dawson as the special agent in charge of the Little Rock Field Office in Arkansas.

Partners Release Cybersecurity Advisory on Brute Force Global Cyber Campaign by Russian Intelligence

The FBI and its partners released a cybersecurity advisory exposing malicious cyber activities by Russian military intelligence against U.S. and global organizations.

The FBI Encourages the Public to Report Hate Crimes

The FBI is engaged in a nationwide effort to build public awareness of hate crimes and encourage reporting to law enforcement.

FBI Breaks Ground on Innovation Center at Redstone Arsenal

The FBI broke ground on an Innovation Center at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. that will serve as the FBI’s technical hub.

Brian T. Gilhooly Named as Special Agent in Charge of the Mission Services Branch of the Los Angeles Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Brian T. Gilhooly as the special agent in charge of the Mission Services Branch of the Los Angeles Field Office.

Deputy Director Speaks at Press Conference on Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack

FBI Deputy Director Paul M. Abbate delivered remarks during a press conference in Washington, D.C., with Department of Justice officials announcing the seizure of ransom proceeds from the group DarkSide following the Colonial Pipeline network compromise.

Department of Justice Seizes $2.3 Million in Cryptocurrency Paid to the Ransomware Extortionists DarkSide

The Department of Justice seized funds allegedly representing the proceeds of a ransom payment to individuals in a group known as DarkSide, which targeted Colonial Pipeline and resulted in critical infrastructure being taken out of operation.

FBI Statement on Recent Ransomware Attacks

With the recent rapid increase in ransomware attacks against private sector companies, the FBI has made these investigations a top priority. If you believe you have been a victim of a cybercrime, contact your local FBI field office.

FBI Statement on JBS Cyberattack

As the lead federal investigative agency fighting cyber threats, combating cybercrime is one of the FBI’s highest priorities. We have attributed the JBS attack to REvil and Sodinokibi and are working diligently to bring the threat actors to justice.

Executive Assistant Director Brian Turner Remarks on New Department of Justice Effort to Reduce Violent Crime

Brian Turner, executive assistant director of the FBI's Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch, provided a statement on a new Department of Justice effort to help protect our communities from the recent increase in major violent crimes.

Michael D. Nordwall Named Special Agent in Charge of the Pittsburgh Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Michael D. Nordwall as the special agent in charge of the Pittsburgh Field Office.

The FBI’s Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) Hits Major Milestone

On April 21, 2021, one of the most successful investigative tools available to U.S. law enforcement reached a major milestone: the 20 millionth DNA profile was contributed to the national DNA database.

FBI Statement on Compromise of Colonial Pipeline Networks

The FBI confirms that the Darkside ransomware is responsible for the compromise of the Colonial Pipeline networks. We continue to work with the company and our government partners on the investigation.

Steven B. Merrill Named Special Agent in Charge of the Honolulu Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Steven B. Merrill as the special agent in charge of the Honolulu Field Office.

FBI Statement on Network Disruption at Colonial Pipeline

The FBI was notified of a network disruption at Colonial Pipeline on May 7, 2021. We are working closely with the company and our government partners.

Brian C. Turner Named Executive Assistant Director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch

Director Christopher Wray has named Brian C. Turner as the executive assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch.

Jill Sanborn Named Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch

Director Christopher Wray has named Jill Sanborn as the executive assistant director of the National Security Branch.

FBI Releases 2020 Statistics on Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

According to statistics reported to the FBI, 93 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents in 2020.

Scott McMillion Named First FBI Chief Diversity Officer

Director Christopher Wray has formally appointed Scott McMillion as the FBI’s first chief diversity officer.

Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Exploiting Five Publicly Known Vulnerabilities to Compromise U.S. and Allied Networks

The NSA, CISA, and FBI jointly released a cybersecurity advisory to expose ongoing SVR exploitation of five publicly known vulnerabilities. This advisory is being released alongside the U.S. government’s formal attribution of the SolarWinds supply chain compromise and related cyber espionage campaign.

Justice Department Announces Court-Authorized Effort to Disrupt Exploitation of Microsoft Exchange Server Vulnerabilities

The Justice Department announced a court-authorized operation to copy and remove malicious web shells from hundreds of vulnerable computers in the United States running on-premises versions of Microsoft Exchange Server software used to provide enterprise-level email service.

Raul Bujanda Named Special Agent in Charge of the Albuquerque Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Raul Bujanda as the special agent in charge of the Albuquerque Field Office in New Mexico.

Director Wray’s Statement Regarding Attack Near U.S. Capitol

FBI Director Christopher Wray issued a statement regarding the April 2, 2021 attack that left one Capitol Police officer dead and another injured after a vehicle rammed a barricade near the U.S. Capitol.

Stanley M. Meador Named Special Agent in Charge of the Richmond Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Stanley M. Meador as the special agent in charge of the Richmond Field Office in Virginia.

IC3 Releases 2020 Internet Crime Report

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center released its latest annual report, which includes information from 791,790 complaints of suspected internet crime and reported losses exceeding $4.2 billion.

Joint Statement from the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security Assessing the Impact of Foreign Interference During the 2020 U.S. Elections

Key findings and recommendations were released from a joint report on the impact of foreign governments and their agents on the security and integrity of the 2020 U.S. federal elections.

Michael A. Christman Named Assistant Director of the Criminal Justice Information Services Division

Director Christopher Wray has named Michael A. Christman as assistant director of the Criminal Justice Information Services Division in West Virginia.

Bryan A. Vorndran Named Assistant Director of the Cyber Division

Director Christopher Wray has named Bryan A. Vorndran as the assistant director of the Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington.

FBI Executive Assistant Director Darrin Jones to Participate in United Nations Crimes Congress Panel on Lawful Access

FBI Executive Assistant Director Darrin Jones will participate in a panel discussing the impact of end-to end encryption on lawful access and public safety during the 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Kyoto, Japan.

Statement on Microsoft Exchange Server Vulnerabilities

The FBI is aware of Microsoft’s emergency patch for previously unknown vulnerabilities in Exchange Server software.

M.A. “Mo” Myers Named Executive Assistant Director of the Intelligence Branch

Director Christopher Wray has named M.A. “Mo” Myers as the executive assistant director of the Intelligence Branch at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Dennis W. Rice Named Special Agent in Charge of the Salt Lake City Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Dennis W. Rice as the special agent in charge of the Salt Lake City Field Office.

Three North Korean Military Hackers Indicted in Wide-Ranging Scheme to Commit Cyberattacks and Financial Crimes Across the Globe

Three North Korean computer programmers have been charged in a conspiracy to conduct a series of destructive cyberattacks.

Larissa L. Knapp Named Executive Assistant Director of the Human Resources Branch

Director Christopher Wray has named Larissa L. Knapp as the executive assistant director of the Human Resources Branch at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

FBI Recognizes International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation has broad implications for the health and human rights of women and girls, as well as societies at large. The FBI joins U.S. and foreign government partners, non-governmental organizations, and local communities to call for the eradication of the practice.

Jeffrey S. Sallet Named FBI Associate Deputy Director

Director Christopher Wray has named Jeffrey S. Sallet as the associate deputy director of the FBI.

Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson Issues Statement on the Shootings of FBI Special Agents in Florida

Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson issued a statement regarding an agent-involved shooting in Sunrise, Florida, in which two FBI agents were killed and three were wounded.

Director Wray’s Statement Regarding Agent-Involved Shooting in Florida

FBI Director Christopher Wray issued a statement regarding an agent-involved shooting in Sunrise, Florida, in which two FBI agents were killed and three were wounded.

FBI Miami Statement on Agent-Involved Shooting

FBI Miami issued a statement on an agent-involved shooting in Sunrise, Florida, in which two FBI agents were killed and three were wounded.

Donald M. Voiret Named Special Agent in Charge of the Seattle Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Donald M. Voiret as the special agent in charge of the Seattle Field Office.

Paul M. Abbate Named FBI Deputy Director

Director Christopher Wray has named Paul M. Abbate as the deputy director of the FBI.

Paul H. Haertel Named Assistant Director of the Critical Incident Response Group

Director Christopher Wray has named Paul H. Haertel as the assistant director of the Critical Incident Response Group at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Emotet Botnet Disrupted in International Cyber Operation

A multinational operation disrupted and took down the infrastructure of the malware and botnet known as Emotet, which infected more than 1.6 million victim computers and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage worldwide.

FBI Seeking Individual Who May Have Information Regarding the Identity of a Child Sexual Assault Victim

The FBI is asking for the public’s help in identifying Jane Doe 43, an unknown female who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.

Connecticut Man Charged with Assaulting an Officer During U.S. Capitol Breach

Patrick Edward McCaughey III was charged with assaulting an officer during the breach of the U.S. Capitol grounds on January 6, 2021.

Kieran Ramsey Named Special Agent in Charge of the Portland Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Kieran Ramsey as the special agent in charge of the Portland Field Office.

FBI Director Christopher Wray’s Remarks at Briefing on Inauguration Security

During a briefing to Vice President Mike Pence with other agency officials at FEMA Headquarters on January 14, 2021, FBI Director Christopher Wray discussed the FBI’s efforts regarding inauguration security.

Thirteen Charged in Federal Court Following Riot at the United States Capitol

Thirteen individuals have been charged so far in federal court in relation to crimes committed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C, on January 6, 2021.

Director Wray’s Statement on Violent Activity at the U.S. Capitol Building

FBI Director Christopher Wray issued a statement regarding the January 6, 2021, violent activity at the U.S. Capitol.

Joint Statement by the FBI, CISA, ODNI, and NSA

The Cyber Unified Coordination Group—which includes the FBI, CISA, and ODNI, with support from NSA—issued a statement about the significant cyber incident involving federal government networks.

Iranian Cyber Actors Responsible for Website Threatening U.S. Election Officials

The FBI and CISA possess highly credible information indicating Iranian cyber actors almost certainly were responsible for the creation of a website called Enemies of the People, which contained death threats aimed at U.S. election officials in mid-December 2020.

Former Senior Libyan Intelligence Officer and Bomb Maker for the Muamar Qaddafi Regime Charged for the December 21, 1988, Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103

Charges were announced against Abu Agela Mas’ud Kheir Al-Marimi for his role in building the bomb that killed 270 individuals in the destruction of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on Dec. 21, 1988.

Federal Agencies Warn of Emerging Fraud Schemes Related to COVID-19 Vaccines

The FBI, Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are warning the public about several emerging fraud schemes related to COVID-19 vaccines.

China-Based Executive at U.S. Telecommunications Company Charged with Disrupting Video Meetings Commemorating Tiananmen Square Massacre

Xinjiang Jin has been charged for allegedly participating in a scheme to disrupt a series of videoconferencing meetings hosted by U.S.-based individuals to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in the PRC.

Treasury Sanctions Senior Iranian Intelligence Officers Involved in the Abduction and Detention of Robert Levinson

The U.S. Department of the Treasury designated two senior officials of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security who were involved in the abduction of Robert A. “Bob” Levinson on Iran’s Kish Island on or about March 9, 2007.

Timothy Waters Named Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Timothy Waters as the special agent in charge of the Detroit Field Office.

FBI Releases 2019 NIBRS Crime Data

The FBI released detailed data on nearly 7.7 million criminal offenses reported to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) in 2019.

Brian Dugan Named Special Agent in Charge of the Norfolk Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Brian Dugan as the special agent in charge of the Norfolk Field Office in Virginia.

U.S. Law Enforcement Takes Action Against Approximately 2,300 Money Mules in Global Crackdown on Money Laundering

The Department of Justice and partner agencies announced the completion of the third annual Money Mule Initiative, a coordinated operation to disrupt the networks through which transnational fraudsters move the proceeds of their crimes.

More Than 700 Members of Transnational Organized Crime Groups Arrested in Central America in U.S.-Assisted Operation

Senior law enforcement officials from the U.S., El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras announced charges against more than 700 members of transnational criminal organizations under Operation Regional Shield.

FBI Response to UK Child Sexual Abuse Case

FBI Executive Assistant Director Darrin E. Jones issued a statement in response to the announcement by the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency about a child predator who pleaded guilty to committing sex abuse offenses using social media platforms.

FBI Releases 2019 Hate Crime Statistics

The FBI released its latest Hate Crime Statistics report, an annual compilation of bias-motivated incidents throughout the nation that provides information about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of hate crimes.

University Researcher Pleads Guilty to Lying on Grant Applications to Develop Scientific Expertise for China

Song Guo Zheng, a rheumatology professor and researcher with strong ties to China, pleaded guilty to making false statements as part of an immunology research fraud scheme.

Former Elkhart, Indiana Resident Sentenced to Over Six Years in Prison for Financing of Terrorism

Samantha Marie Elhassani was sentenced to 78 months in prison after pleading guilty to providing financial support to individuals who desired to support ISIS.

Statement by Assistant Director Jill Sanborn on Charges Against Oregon Resident for Providing Material Support to ISIS

Assistant Director Jill Sanborn of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division released a statement concerning the indictment of Hawazen Sameer Mothafar.

Portland-Area Resident Indicted for Providing Material Support to ISIS

Hawazen Sameer Mothafar was charged with two counts of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization.

Susan Ferensic Named Special Agent in Charge of the Columbia Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Susan Ferensic as the special agent in charge of the Columbia Field Office in South Carolina.

Joint CISA-FBI Statement: Iranian APT Actors Obtained Voter Registration Data

Joint CISA-FBI Statement: Iranian APT Actors Obtained Voter Registration Data

Department of Justice Announces the Use of Body-Worn Cameras on Federal Task Forces

Today, the Justice Department announced that it will permit state, local, territorial, and tribal task force officers to use body-worn cameras on federal task forces around the nation.

Statement by FBI Director Christopher Wray on the Use of Body-Worn Cameras on Federal Task Forces

FBI Director Christopher Wray released a statement concerning the Justice Department's announcement that it will permit state, local, territorial, and tribal task force officers to use body-worn cameras on federal task forces around the nation.

Sixty Defendants Charged in $300 Million Nationwide Telemarketing Fraud Scheme

Sixty defendants have been charged in three separate indictments for their roles in a $300 million nationwide telemarketing fraud scheme that targeted elderly and vulnerable victims.

Eight Individuals Charged with Conspiring to Act as Illegal Agents of the People’s Republic of China

Eight defendants were charged in connection with their roles in a campaign to harass, stalk, and coerce certain residents of the U.S. to return to the People’s Republic of China as part of a global, concerted, and extralegal repatriation effort known as Operation Fox Hunt.

FBI Director Christopher Wray’s Remarks at Press Conference Regarding China’s Operation Fox Hunt

FBI Director Christopher Wray delivered remarks during a press conference announcing charges against eight defendants in connection with their roles in a campaign to harass, stalk, and coerce certain residents of the U.S. to return to the People’s Republic of China as part of a global, concerted, and extralegal repatriation effort known as Operation Fox Hunt.

Craig Fair Named Special Agent in Charge of the San Francisco Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Craig Fair as the special agent in charge of the San Francisco Field Office.

Eugene Kowel Named Special Agent in Charge of the Omaha Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Eugene Kowel as the special agent in charge of the Omaha Field Office in Nebraska.

Statement by Assistant Director Jill Sanborn on Sentencing of Enrique Marquez in Connection with 2015 San Bernardino Shooting

Assistant Director Jill Sanborn of the FBI's Counterterrorism Division released a statement regarding the sentencing of Enrique Marquez in connection with the 2015 shooting in San Bernardino, California.

Russian State-Sponsored Advanced Persistent Threat Actor Compromises U.S. Government Targets

The FBI and CISA are providing information on Russian state-sponsored advanced persistent threat (APT) actor activity targeting various U.S. state, local, territorial, and tribal government networks, as well as aviation networks.

Iranian State-Sponsored Advanced Persistent Threat Actors Threaten Election-Related Systems

The FBI and CISA are warning that Iranian advanced persistent threat (APT) actors are likely intent on influencing and interfering with the U.S. elections to sow discord among voters and undermine public confidence in the U.S. electoral process. (pdf)

FBI Director Christopher Wray’s Remarks at Press Conference on Election Security

FBI Director Christopher Wray delivered remarks during a press conference on election security with Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe.

U.S. Space & Rocket Center and FBI Sign MOU in Support of U.S. Cyber Camp

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have entered a joint agreement in support of U.S. Cyber Camp, the newest of the four STEM camp programs at the Rocket Center.

Justice Department Announces Global Resolution of Criminal and Civil Investigations with Opioid Manufacturer Purdue Pharma and Civil Settlement with Members of the Sackler Family

The Department of Justice announced a global resolution of its criminal and civil investigations into the opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma LP (Purdue), and a civil resolution of its civil investigation into individual shareholders from the Sackler family.

FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich’s Remarks at Press Conference Announcing Cyber-Related Indictment of Six Russian Intelligence Officers

FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich delivered remarks during a press conference in Washington, D.C., with other Department of Justice officials announcing charges against six members of the GRU—Russia’s military intelligence agency—in connection with the worldwide deployment of destructive malware and other disruptive actions.

Six Russian GRU Officers Charged in Connection with Worldwide Deployment of Destructive Malware and Other Disruptive Actions in Cyberspace

Charges have been announced against six Russian GRU computer hackers in connection with malware attacks that caused nearly $1 billion in losses to three victims alone; the hackers also sought to disrupt the 2017 French elections and the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Robert R. Wells Named Special Agent in Charge of the Charlotte Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Robert R. Wells as the special agent in charge of the Charlotte Field Office in North Carolina.

Mark J. Gerber Named Assistant Director of the Office of Internal Auditing

Director Christopher Wray has named Mark J. Gerber as the assistant director of the FBI’s new Office of Internal Auditing.

Child Abductors Potentially Using Social Media or Social Networks to Lure Victims In Lieu of an In-Person Ruse

The FBI warns the public of the potential threat of individuals posing as minors on popular social media or social networks to lure victims in lieu of an immediate, in-person ruse with the intent to abduct. Due to COVID-19-related school closures, minors likely will be at greater risk for encountering offenders online as they seek to occupy their free time with increased social media use.

FBI Warns of Potential Charity Fraud Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Many Americans want to help during the COVID-19 pandemic by contributing to charities, but the FBI is warning that scammers are leveraging the pandemic to steal your money, your personal information, or both.

Steven M. D’Antuono Named Assistant Director in Charge of the Washington Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Steven M. D’Antuono as the assistant director in charge of the Washington Field Office.

Southlake Murder Suspect Added to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List

The FBI is seeking the public’s help in locating new Top Ten Fugitive Jose Rodolfo Villarreal-Hernandez, who is allegedly responsible for stalking and orchestrating the May 2013 murder-for-hire of a 43-year-old male victim in Southlake, Texas.

Six Arrested on Federal Charge of Conspiracy to Kidnap the Governor of Michigan

Six men have been arrested and charged federally with conspiring to kidnap the Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer.

ISIS Militants Charged with Deaths of Americans in Syria

Alexanda Amon Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, two militant fighters for ISIS, have been charged for their participation in a brutal hostage-taking scheme that resulted in the deaths of four American citizens, as well as the deaths of British and Japanese nationals, in Syria.

FBI Director Christopher Wray’s Remarks at Press Conference Announcing Indictments of ISIS Militants

FBI Director Christopher Wray delivered remarks at a press conference announcing the indictments of ISIS members Alexanda Amon Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh on charges related to their participation in a brutal hostage-taking scheme that resulted in the deaths of four American citizens as well as the deaths of British and Japanese nationals in Syria.

A. Tonya Odom Named Assistant Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs

Director Christopher Wray has named A. Tonya Odom as the assistant director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunities Affairs.

Kristi Koons Johnson Named Assistant Director in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Kristi Koons Johnson as the assistant director in charge of the Los Angeles Field Office.

Spoofed Internet Domains and Email Accounts Pose Cyber and Disinformation Risks to Voters

The FBI and CISA seek to help the public recognize and avoid spoofed election-related internet domains and email accounts during the 2020 election year.

Foreign Actors Likely to Use Online Journals to Spread Disinformation Regarding 2020 Elections

The FBI and CISA are raising awareness of the potential threat posed by foreign-backed online journals that spread disinformation regarding the 2020 elections.

The United States Has Repatriated 27 Americans from Syria and Iraq, Including 10 Charged with Terrorism-Related Offenses for Their Support to ISIS

With the recent transfer of custody of four defendants, the U.S. has successfully repatriated all Americans held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against whom criminal charges have been lodged for offenses relating to their support for ISIS.

FBI and NCSC Release New Movie to Increase Awareness of Foreign Intelligence Threats on Professional Networking Sites and Other Social Media Platforms

The FBI and the National Counterintelligence and Security Center released a film to increase awareness of how foreign intelligence entities use fake profiles and other forms of deception on social media platforms to target individuals in government, business, and academic communities for recruitment and information gathering.

Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks Could Hinder Access to Voting Information, Would Not Prevent Voting

The FBI and CISA are raising awareness that distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on election infrastructure can hinder access to voting information but would not prevent voting.

FBI Seeking Individual Who May Have Information Regarding the Identity of a Child Sexual Assault Victim

The FBI is asking for the public’s help in identifying John Doe 42, an unknown male who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.

Michael F. Paul Named Special Agent in Charge of the Minneapolis Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Michael F. Paul as the special agent in charge of the Minneapolis Field Office.

FBI Report on Crime Shows Decline in Violent Crime Rate for Third Consecutive Year

The FBI released its 2019 edition of Crime in the United States, which showed that violent crime decreased nationwide for the third consecutive year.

False Claims of Hacked Voter Information Likely Intended to Cast Doubt on Legitimacy of U.S. Elections

The FBI and CISA are raising awareness of the potential threat posed by attempts to spread disinformation regarding cyberattacks on U.S. voter registration databases or voting systems.

FBI Releases 2019 Crime Statistics

For the third consecutive year, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased when compared with the previous year’s statistics, according to FBI figures released today.

Over 300 People Facing Federal Charges for Crimes Committed During Nationwide Demonstrations

The DOJ announced that more than 300 individuals have been charged for crimes committed adjacent to or under the guise of peaceful demonstrations.

FBI Warns Voters About Election Crimes Ahead of the November 2020 Election

Fair elections are the foundation of our democracy in the United States, and the FBI is committed to protecting the rights of all Americans to vote. The FBI is issuing this warning to educate voters about federal election crimes and how to avoid them, and to encourage voters to report suspected violations.

Cyber Threats to Voting Processes Could Slow But Not Prevent Voting

The FBI and CISA are informing the public that attempts by cyber actors to compromise election infrastructure could slow but not prevent voting. The FBI and CISA have not identified any incidents to date capable of preventing Americans from voting or changing vote tallies for the 2020 elections.

Foreign Actors and Cybercriminals Likely to Spread Disinformation Regarding 2020 Election Results

The FBI and CISA seek to raise awareness of the potential threat posed by the spreading of false information in an attempt to discredit the electoral process and undermine confidence in U.S. democratic institutions.

International Law Enforcement Operation Targeting Opioid Traffickers on the Darknet Results in Over 170 Arrests Worldwide and the Seizure of Weapons, Drugs and Over $6.5 Million

The Department of Justice, through the Joint Criminal Opioid and Darknet Enforcement (JCODE) team joined Europol to announce the results of Operation DisrupTor, a coordinated international effort to disrupt opioid trafficking on the darknet.

FBI Director Christopher Wray’s Remarks at Press Conference on Operation DisrupTor

FBI Director Christopher Wray delivered remarks during a press conference in Washington, D.C. with Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and other officials announcing the results of an international law enforcement operation targeting opioid traffickers on the darknet.

Department of Justice and Partner Departments and Agencies Conduct Coordinated Actions to Disrupt and Deter Iranian Malicious Cyber Activities Targeting the United States and the Broader International Community

This week, the Department of Justice and partner agencies have engaged in a coordinated effort to disrupt and deter malicious cyber activities by actors associated with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, as well as other Iran-based individuals.

FBI and SEC Warn Public that Fraudsters are Targeting Owners of Timeshares in Mexico

The FBI Criminal Investigative Division and the Office of Investor Education and Advocacy of the Securities and Exchange Commission are warning consumers of a recent increase in fraudulent schemes targeting owners of timeshare properties in Mexico.

Seven International Cyber Defendants, Including “Apt 41” Actors, Charged in Connection with Computer Intrusion Campaigns Against More Than 100 Victims Globally

Two defendants have been arrested in Malaysia; the remaining five defendants—one of whom allegedly boasted of connections to the Chinese Ministry of State Security—are fugitives in China.

FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich’s Remarks at Press Conference on China-Related Cyber Indictments

FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich spoke at a press conference announcing charges against seven international cyber defendants, including APT 41 actors, in connection with computer intrusion campaigns against more than 100 victims globally.

Overview of Preliminary Uniform Crime Report, January–June, 2020

The FBI’s Preliminary Uniform Crime Report, January–June, 2020, reveals overall declines in the number of violent crimes and property crimes reported for the first six months of 2020 when compared with figures for the first six months of 2019.

Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Updates on Operation Legend at Press Conference in Chicago

Since the launch of Operation Legend on July 8, 2020, there have been more than 2,000 arrests, including defendants who have been charged in state and local court. Of those arrests, approximately 592 defendants have been charged with federal crimes.

FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich’s Remarks at Press Conference on Operation Legend

FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich delivered remarks during a press conference in Chicago with Attorney General William P. Barr and other officials regarding Operation Legend.

Suzanne Turner Named Special Agent in Charge of the San Diego Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Suzanne Turner as the special agent in charge of the FBI’s San Diego Field Office.

Multi-Agency Update on North Korea Cyber Threat

The U.S. government identified malware and indicators of compromise used by the North Korean government in an ATM cash-out scheme, known as FASTCash 2.0: North Korea's BeagleBoyz Robbing Banks.

George M. Crouch Jr. Named Special Agent in Charge of the Newark Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named George M. Crouch, Jr. as the special agent in charge of the Newark Field Office.

Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Updates on Operation Legend at Press Conference in Kansas City, Missouri

At a press conference in Kansas City, Missouri, Attorney General William P. Barr announced updates on Operation Legend.

Interagency Issues Advisory on Use of Technology to Detect and Mitigate Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The DOJ, FAA, DHS, and FCC issued an advisory guidance document to help non-federal public and private entities better understand the federal laws and regulations that may apply to the use of capabilities to detect and mitigate threats posed by Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations.

Global Disruption of Three Terror Finance Cyber-Enabled Campaigns

The Justice Department announced the dismantling of three terrorist financing cyber-enabled campaigns involving the al Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing; al Qaeda; and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).

NSA and FBI Expose Russian Previously Undisclosed Malware Drovorub in Cybersecurity Advisory

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a new cybersecurity advisory about previously undisclosed Russian malware.

Jason A. Jones Named FBI General Counsel

Director Christopher Wray has named Jason A. Jones as the general counsel of the FBI.

Douglas Korneski Named Special Agent in Charge of the Memphis Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Douglas Korneski as the special agent in charge of the Memphis Field Office.

Operation Legend Expanded to Memphis and St. Louis

Today, the expansion of Operation Legend—a sustained, systematic and coordinated law enforcement initiative in which federal law enforcement agencies work in conjunction with state and local law enforcement officials to fight violent crime— was announced in Memphis and St. Louis.

Operation Legend Expanded to Cleveland, Detroit, and Milwaukee

Operation Legend is a sustained, systematic, and coordinated law enforcement initiative in which federal law enforcement agencies work in conjunction with state and local law enforcement officials to fight violent crime and has been expanded to Cleveland, Detroit, and Milwaukee.

FBI Releases 2019 Participation Data for the National Use-of-Force Data Collection

The FBI has released the 2019 data submitted by 5,043 federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to the National Use-of-Force Data Collection.

Researchers Charged with Visa Fraud After Lying About Their Work for China’s People’s Liberation Army

Four individuals have been charged with visa fraud in connection with a scheme to lie about their status as members of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) while in the U.S. conducting research.

Attorney General William P. Barr Joins President Donald J. Trump to Announce Expansion of Operation Legend

Attorney General William P. Barr joined President Donald J. Trump to announce the expansion of Operation Legend—a sustained, systematic, and coordinated law enforcement initiative in which federal law enforcement agencies work in conjunction with state and local law enforcement officials to fight violent crime—to Chicago and Albuquerque.

Two Chinese Hackers Charged in Global Computer Intrusion Campaign

FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich delivered remarks during a press conference at the Department of Justice announcing charges against two Chinese hackers for their roles in a global computer intrusion campaign targeting intellectual property and confidential business information, including COVID-19 research.

Two Chinese Hackers Working with the Ministry of State Security Charged with Global Computer Intrusion Campaign Targeting Intellectual Property and Confidential Business Information, Including COVID-19 Research

Two nationals of the People's Republic of China have been indicted for allegedly hacking into the computer systems of hundreds of victim companies, governments, non-governmental organizations, and individual dissidents, clergy, and democratic and human rights activists in the U.S. and abroad.

The Department of Justice Announces Takedown of Key MS-13 Criminal Leadership

Significant cases were announced related to Joint Task Force Vulcan, an initiative launched in August 2019 aimed at disrupting, dismantling, and ultimately, destroying MS-13.

Caroline Otto Named Assistant Director of the Resource Planning Office

FBI Director Christopher Wray has named Caroline Otto as the assistant director of the Resource Planning Office at FBI Headquarters in Washington.

Regina Thompson Named Assistant Director of the Victim Services Division

FBI Director Christopher Wray has named Regina Thompson as the assistant director of the Victim Services Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington.

Researcher Charged with Illegally Using U.S. Grant Funds to Develop Scientific Expertise for China

Song Guo Zheng, a rheumatology professor and researcher with strong ties to China, has been charged with grant fraud for not disclosing that he was engaged in a scheme to use approximately $4.1 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop China’s expertise in the areas of rheumatology and immunology.

Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Launch of Operation Legend

Attorney General William P. Barr announced the launch of Operation Legend, a sustained, systematic and coordinated law enforcement initiative across all federal law enforcement agencies working in conjunction with state and local law enforcement officials to fight the sudden surge of violent crime, beginning in Kansas City, Missouri.

FBI Sees Spike in Fraudulent Unemployment Insurance Claims Filed Using Stolen Identities

The FBI has seen a spike in fraudulent unemployment insurance claims complaints related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic involving the use of stolen personally identifiable information.

Stephen Belongia Named Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Stephen Belongia as the special agent in charge of the Buffalo Field Office in New York.

Larissa L. Knapp Named Assistant Director of the Security Division

FBI Director Christopher Wray has named Larissa L. Knapp the assistant director of the Security Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Arlene Gaylord Named Assistant Director of the Information Management Division

FBI Director Christopher Wray has named Arlene Gaylord the assistant director of the Information Management Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

FBI Warns of Potential Fraud in Antibody Testing for COVID-19

The FBI is warning the public about potential fraud schemes related to antibody tests for COVID-19.

Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell Marks Fifth Anniversary

The Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell, the U.S. government’s team that coordinates efforts dedicated to recovering Americans held hostage abroad, marks its fifth anniversary on June 24.

James A. Cochran Named Special Agent in Charge of the Operational Support Division of the New York Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named James A. Cochran as the special agent in charge of the Operational Support Division of the New York Field Office.

Paul Keenan Named Special Agent in Charge of the Indianapolis Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Paul Keenan as the special agent in charge of the Indianapolis Field Office.

Christine O’Neill Named Special Agent in Charge of the Mission Services Division of the Washington Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Christine O’Neill as the special agent in charge of the Mission Services Division of the Washington Field Office.

Stacey Moy Named Special Agent in Charge of the Counterintelligence Division of the Washington Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Stacey Moy as the special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence Division of the Washington Field Office.

James A. Dawson Named Special Agent in Charge of the Criminal and Cyber Division of the Washington Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named James A. Dawson as the special agent in charge of the Criminal and Cyber Division of the Washington Field Office.

Matthew R. Alcoke Named Special Agent in Charge of the Counterterrorism Division of the Washington Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Matthew R. Alcoke as the special agent in charge of the Counterterrorism Division of the Washington Field Office.

FBI Statement on Passing of Former FBI Director William S. Sessions

Former FBI Director William S. Sessions passed away on June 12, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 90.

COVID-19 Fraud: Law Enforcement’s Response to Those Exploiting the Pandemic

Statement by Criminal Investigative Division Assistant Director Calvin A. Shivers before the Senate Judiciary Committee

FBI Director Christopher Wray’s Remarks at Press Conference Regarding Civil Unrest in Wake of George Floyd’s Death

FBI Director Christopher Wray delivered remarks during a virtual press conference at the Department of Justice with Attorney General William P. Barr regarding coordination efforts related to the violent civil unrest occurring in the wake of the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd.

Seeking Information on Individuals Inciting Violence During First Amendment-Protected Peaceful Demonstrations

To help us identify actors who are actively instigating violence in the wake of George Floyd’s death—interfering with the rights and safety of First Amendment-protected peaceful demonstrators, as well as all other citizens—the FBI is accepting tips and digital media depicting violent encounters surrounding the civil unrest that is happening throughout the country at fbi.gov/violence.

FBI Warns of Child Sexual Abuse Material Being Displayed During Zoom Meetings

The FBI has received multiple reports of incidents involving the broadcast of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) on Zoom. If you are a victim of one of these incidents or if you have information regarding the identity of anyone distributing or producing CSAM, please report it to the FBI.

Attorney General William P. Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray Announce Significant Developments in the Investigation of the Naval Air Station Pensacola Shooting

Attorney General William P. Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray announced significant developments in the FBI’s investigation of the December 6, 2019 shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola that killed three U.S. sailors and severely wounded eight other Americans.

FBI Director Christopher Wray’s Remarks at Press Conference Regarding Naval Air Station Pensacola Shooting Investigation

FBI Director Christopher Wray delivered remarks during a virtual press conference regarding the criminal investigation of the December 6, 2019 shootings at the Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida that killed three U.S. service members and wounded eight other Americans.

FBI and CISA Warn Against Chinese Targeting of COVID-19 Research Organizations

The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a public service announcement today warning organizations researching COVID-19 of likely targeting and network compromise by the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

People’s Republic of China (PRC) Targeting of COVID-19 Research Organizations

The FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are issuing this announcement to raise awareness of the threat to COVID-19-related research.

Director Wray Honors Fallen Law Enforcement Partners During National Police Week

FBI Director Wray issued a statement during National Police Week honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

Michael A. Christman Named Special Agent in Charge of the Pittsburgh Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Michael A. Christman as the special agent in charge of the Pittsburgh Field Office.

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) Marks Its 20th Year

The IC3 was created on May 8, 2000 to gather data on a new but rapidly growing type of crime. In its first full year of operation, the center received 49,711 complaints. Over the last 20 years, that figure has grown to more than 5 million reports of thefts, scams, frauds, and other crimes with an online nexus.

Thomas Relford Named Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Thomas Relford as the special agent in charge of the Albany Field Office in New York.

Keri Farley Named Special Agent in Charge of the Intelligence Branch of the New York Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Keri Farley as the special agent in charge of the Intelligence Branch of the New York Field Office.

FBI Releases 2019 Statistics on Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

According to statistics reported to the FBI, 89 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents in 2019. Of these, 48 officers died as a result of felonious acts, and 41 officers died in accidents.

Michael H. Schneider Named Special Agent in Charge of the Denver Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Michael H. Schneider as the special agent in charge of the Denver Field Office.

Amir Ehsaei Named Special Agent in Charge of the Counterterrorism Division of the Los Angeles Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Amir Ehsaei as the special agent in charge of the Counterterrorism Division of the Los Angeles Field Office.

Alan E. Kohler, Jr. Named Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division

Director Christopher Wray has named Alan E. Kohler, Jr. as the assistant director of the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Darrin E. Jones Named Executive Assistant Director of the Science and Technology Branch

Director Christopher Wray has named Darrin E. Jones as the executive assistant director of the Science and Technology Branch at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

M.A. 'Mo' Myers Named Assistant Director of the Insider Threat Office

Director Christopher Wray has named M.A. (Mo) Myers as the assistant director of the Insider Threat Office at FBI Headquarters in Washington.

Department of Justice Announces Disruption of Hundreds of Online COVID-19-Related Scams

An ongoing cooperative effort between law enforcement and a number of private-sector companies has disrupted hundreds of internet domains used to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic to commit fraud and other crimes.

Online Extortion Scams Increasing During the COVID-19 Crisis

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has seen an increase in reports of online extortion scams during the current stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Robert W. Britt Named Special Agent in Charge of the Anchorage Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Robert W. Britt as the special agent in charge of the Anchorage Field Office in Alaska.

FBI and Secret Service Working Against COVID-19 Threats

A version of this op-ed from the FBI and Secret Service, entitled Safeguarding the Nation from the ‘Other’ Coronavirus Crisis: Fraud, appeared in the online version of The Washington Post on April 14, 2020.

The United States Issues an Advisory on North Korean Cyber Threats

The U.S. Departments of State, Homeland Security, and Treasury and the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued an advisory to raise the awareness of the cyber threat posed by North Korea.

FBI Warns of Advance Fee and BEC Schemes Related to Procurement of PPE and Other Supplies During COVID-19 Pandemic

The FBI is warning government and health care industry buyers of rapidly emerging fraud trends related to procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE), medical equipment such as ventilators, and other supplies or equipment in short supply during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

FBI Expects a Rise in Scams Involving Cryptocurrency Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Fraudsters are leveraging increased fear and uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic to steal your money and launder it through the complex cryptocurrency ecosystem.

FBI Warns of Emerging Health Care Fraud Schemes Related to COVID-19 Pandemic

The FBI is warning the public about several emerging health care fraud schemes—including testing and treatment scams—related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

FBI Warns of Money Mule Schemes Exploiting the COVID-19 Pandemic

Fraudsters are taking advantage of the uncertainty and fear surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic by scamming people into becoming money mules and getting them to move and hide illicit funds.

FBI Anticipates Rise in Business Email Compromise Schemes Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

There has been an increase in BEC frauds targeting municipalities purchasing personal protective equipment or other supplies needed in the fight against COVID-19.

Cyber Actors Take Advantage of COVID-19 Pandemic to Exploit Increased Use of Virtual Environments

The FBI anticipates cyber actors will exploit increased use of virtual environments by government agencies, the private sector, private organizations, and individuals as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hayden Temin Named Assistant Director of the Human Resources Division

Director Christopher Wray has named Hayden Temin as the assistant director of the Human Resources Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey S. Sallet Named Executive Assistant Director of the Human Resources Branch

Director Christopher Wray has named Jeffrey S. Sallet as the executive assistant director of the Human Resources Branch at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Dean Phillips Named Assistant Director of the IT Infrastructure Division

Director Christopher Wray has named Dean Phillips as the assistant director of the IT Infrastructure Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

FBI Warns Health Care Professionals of Increased Potential for Fraudulent Sales of COVID-19-Related Medical Equipment

The FBI is warning the health care industry of an increased potential for fraudulent activity dealing with the purchase of COVID-19-related medical equipment.

David Schlendorf Named Associate Executive Assistant Director of the Finance and Facilities Division

Director Christopher Wray has named David Schlendorf as the associate executive assistant director of the Finance and Facilities Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Message from Director Christopher Wray Regarding Robert Levinson

FBI Director Christopher Wray issued a message regarding Robert Levinson to the FBI workforce on March 26, 2020, which the FBI is sharing with the public.

School Closings Due to COVID-19 Present Potential for Increased Risk of Child Exploitation

Due to school closings as a result of COVID-19 and the potential for increased time online, the FBI is warning parents, educators, caregivers, and children about the dangers of online sexual exploitation and signs of child abuse.

Rainer S. Drolshagen Named Special Agent in Charge of the Minneapolis Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Rainer S. Drolshagen as the special agent in charge of the Minneapolis Field Office.

FBI Sees Rise in Fraud Schemes Related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The FBI is giving consumers advice on how to protect themselves from scammers who are leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic to steal money, personal information, or both.

David Sundberg Named Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named David Sundberg as the special agent in charge of the New Haven Field Office in Connecticut.

Michael J. Driscoll Named Special Agent in Charge of the Philadelphia Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Michael J. Driscoll as the special agent in charge of the Philadelphia Field Office.

FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich’s Statement on Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report

FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich issued a statement on the release of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report.

Rafael Riviere Named Special Agent in Charge of the San Juan Field Office

FBI Director Christopher Wray has named Rafael Riviere as the special agent in charge of the San Juan Field Office in Puerto Rico.

Department of Justice Charges Unprecedented Number of Elder Fraud Defendants Nationwide and Launches Hotline

Officials today announced the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history, which yielded charges against more than 400 individuals.

Joint Statement from DOS, DOJ, DOD, DHS, ODNI, FBI, NSA, and CISA on Preparations for Super Tuesday

The heads of the Department of State, Department of Justice, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Security Agency, and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released a joint statement on preparations for Super Tuesday.

Two Chinese Nationals Charged with Laundering Over $100 Million in Cryptocurrency from Exchange Hack

Two Chinese nationals were charged with laundering over $100 million worth of cryptocurrency from a hack of a cryptocurrency exchange.

John Brown Named Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch

FBI Director Christopher Wray has named John Brown as executive assistant director of the National Security Branch at FBI Headquarters in Washington.

FBI Art Crime Team Announces the Repatriation of Over 450 Cultural and Historical Artifacts to the Republic of Haiti

The FBI Art Crime Team announced today the repatriation of over 450 cultural and historical artifacts to the Republic of Haiti, marking the largest repatriation of art from the United State to Haiti to date.

FBI Releases the Internet Crime Complaint Center 2019 Internet Crime Report

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) 2019 Internet Crime Report includes information from 467,361 complaints of suspected Internet crime, with reported losses in excess of $3.5 billion.

FBI, State Department Partner with Kenya to Launch First Overseas Joint Terrorism Task Force

The FBI and State Department have partnered to assist Kenya in creating the first Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) to be located outside of the United States. This Kenyan-led JTTF will be a multi-agency counterterrorism investigative force in Nairobi.

Chinese Military Personnel Charged with Computer Fraud, Economic Espionage, and Wire Fraud for Hacking into Credit Reporting Agency Equifax

Four members of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army were charged with hacking into the computer systems of the credit reporting agency Equifax and stealing Americans’ personal data and Equifax’s valuable trade secrets.

ICE, FBI Recognize International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

On February 6, the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, ICE, the FBI, and the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division join U.S. and foreign government partners, non-governmental organizations, and local communities to call for the eradication of the practice.

Brian C. Turner Named Assistant Director of the Operational Technology Division

Director Christopher Wray has named Brian C. Turner as the assistant director of the Operational Technology Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington.

FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich Appointed by United States Attorney General William P. Barr to the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice

During a ceremony today in Washington, D.C., FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich was appointed by Attorney General William P. Barr to the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice.

2019 Preliminary Semiannual Crime Statistics Overview

The FBI’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report reveals overall declines in the number of violent crimes and property crimes reported for the first six months of 2019 when compared with figures for the first six months of 2018.

FBI Announces New Policy for Notifying State and Local Election Officials of Cyber Intrusions Affecting Election Infrastructure

The FBI announced a new internal policy to clarify and guide the timely federal notification of appropriate state and local officials of cyber intrusions affecting election infrastructure.

Director Christopher Wray Returns from Overseas Visit to Paris and The Hague

FBI Director Christopher Wray traveled this past week to France and the Netherlands to meet with several of the FBI’s key international partners.

Ryan T. Young Named Assistant Director of the Directorate of Intelligence

Director Christopher Wray has named Ryan T. Young as the assistant director of the Directorate of Intelligence at FBI Headquarters in Washington.

Terry Wade Named Executive Assistant Director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch

Director Christopher Wray has named Special Agent Terry Wade as the executive assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch at FBI Headquarters in Washington.

Jill Sanborn Named Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division

Director Christopher Wray has named Jill Sanborn as the assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington.

William 'Chris' Hoffman Named Special Agent in Charge of the Cincinnati Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named William “Chris” Hoffman as the special agent in charge of the Cincinnati Field Office.

George P. Beach, II Named Assistant Director of the Office of Partner Engagement

Director Christopher Wray has named George P. Beach, II as the assistant director of the FBI’s Office of Partner Engagement.

James E. Dennehy Named Special Agent in Charge of the Intelligence and Surveillance Division of the New York Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named James E. Dennehy as the special agent in charge of the Intelligence and Surveillance Division of the New York Field Office.

Jacqueline Maguire Named Special Agent in Charge of the Criminal Division of the New York Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Jacqueline Maguire as the special agent in charge of the Criminal Division of the New York Field Office.

FBI Releases 2018 NIBRS Crime Data as Transition to NIBRS 2021 Continues

The FBI released detailed data on nearly 6.6 million criminal offenses reported via the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) in 2018.

Russian National Charged with Decade-Long Series of Hacking and Bank Fraud Offenses Resulting in Tens of Millions in Losses and Second Russian National Charged with Involvement in Deployment of Bugat Malware

Maksim V. Yakubets and Igor Turashev have been charged for their roles in a transnational cybercrime syndicate that deployed the Bugat, also known as Dridex, malware.

FBI Seeking Individual Who May Have Information Regarding the Identity of a Child Sexual Assault Victim

The FBI is seeking the public’s assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown female, known as Jane Doe 37, who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.

Justice Department Announces Landmark Money Mule Initiative

The FBI and law enforcement partners disrupted more than 600 money mules operating in networks spanning from Hawaii to Florida and from Alaska to Maine.

Renae McDermott Named Assistant Director of the Training Division

Director Christopher Wray has named Renae McDermott as the assistant director of the FBI’s Training Division.

Stephen C. Laycock Named Executive Assistant Director of the Intelligence Branch

Director Christopher Wray has named Stephen C. Laycock as the executive assistant director of the FBI’s Intelligence Branch.

FBI Cuts Ribbon for New Data Center in Idaho

The FBI and its partners at the Department of Justice (DOJ) participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new data center at the FBI’s facility in Pocatello, Idaho.

FBI Behavioral Threat Assessment Center Releases Lone Offender Terrorism Report

The FBI’s Behavioral Threat Assessment Center released its Lone Offender Terrorism Report, which reviewed 52 lone offender terrorist attacks within the United States between 1972 and 2015.

James A. Tarasca Named Special Agent in Charge of the Counterterrorism Division of the New York Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named James A. Tarasca as the special agent in charge of the Counterterrorism Division of the New York Field Office.

FBI Releases 2018 Hate Crime Statistics

Today the FBI released Hate Crime Statistics, 2018, the Uniform Crime Reporting Program’s latest compilation about bias-motivated incidents throughout the nation.

Jennifer L. Moore Named Special Agent in Charge of the Intelligence Division of the Washington Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Jennifer L. Moore as the special agent in charge of the Intelligence Division of the Washington Field Office.

James A. Dawson Named Special Agent in Charge of the Mission Services Division of the Washington Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named James A. Dawson as the special agent in charge of the Mission Services Division of the Washington Field Office.

The FBI Recognizes the History of Those Who #ServeWithSTEM

On National STEM Day, the FBI recognizes the importance of the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Justice Department Announces Procurement Collusion Strike Force

The Procurement Collusion Strike Force will focus on deterring, detecting, investigating, and prosecuting antitrust crimes, such as bid-rigging conspiracies and related fraudulent schemes, which undermine competition in government procurement, grant, and program funding.

Joint Statement from DOJ, DOD, DHS, DNI, FBI, NSA, and CISA on Ensuring Security of 2020 Elections

Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan, Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, FBI Director Christopher Wray, U.S. Cyber Command Commander and NSA Director Gen. Paul Nakasone, and CISA Director Christopher Krebs released a joint statement on election security.

Department of Justice Announces Pilot Program for Use of Body-Worn Cameras by Federally Deputized Task Force Officers

The Department of Justice has announced a pilot program that will allow—for the first time—federally deputized task force officers to use body-worn cameras while serving arrest warrants, or other planned arrest operations, and during the execution of search warrants.

Luis M. Quesada Named Special Agent in Charge of the El Paso Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Luis M. Quesada as the special agent in charge of the El Paso Field Office in Texas.

FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich Returns from Overseas Travel

FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich traveled this past week to San Salvador, El Salvador, to meet with key international partners.

FBI Co-Hosts Ninth Annual EU-U.S. Explosives Experts’ Seminar

More than 100 explosives experts gathered in Brussels, Belgium, for the ninth annual European Union (EU)-United States (U.S.) Explosives Experts’ Seminar last month.

FBI Confirms Samuel Little is Most Prolific Serial Killer in U.S. History

The FBI confirms that Samuel Little, 79, is the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history. To date, Little has confessed to 93 murders.

FBI Releases 2018 Crime Statistics

For the second consecutive year, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased when compared with the previous year’s statistics, according to FBI figures released today.

Director Christopher Wray Returns from Overseas Visit to South Korea and Japan

FBI Director Christopher Wray traveled this past week to South Korea and Japan to meet with several of the FBI’s key international partners regarding several areas of mutual interest.

FBI Selects Melvin Greer Under Special Government Employee Program

The FBI has selected Melvin Greer, chief data scientist at Intel, to serve as fellow in residence and senior adviser for the FBI’s Information Technology Applications and Data Division (ITADD).

Bryan A. Vorndran Named Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Bryan A. Vorndran as the special agent in charge of the New Orleans Field Office.

Emmerson Buie Jr. Named Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Office

FBI Director Christopher Wray has named Emmerson Buie Jr. as the special agent in charge of the Chicago Field Office.