As our society becomes more technologically advanced,
cybercrime becomes a growing threat to individuals, businesses small and large, hospitals,
banks and other organizations.
Since cybercrime is such a major threat, the Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) is the “lead” federal agency that is responsible for
seeking out, identifying and prosecuting those who commit cyber attacks
on unsuspecting individuals, banks, and companies.
As far as the FBI and the American government are concerned, cyber intrusions
are increasingly becoming more common, sophisticated, and dangerous. Everyday
citizens are targeted by people looking to steal their identity. Businesses
are targeted by sophisticated hackers looking to make a “quick buck”
with their ransomware. Children are targeted by human traffickers and
other sexual predators who stalk their prey online.
FBI Has Several Top Priorities
According to the FBI, their top priorities center on computer and network
intrusions, which lead to billions lost every year due to repairing systems
that are the target of such attacks. Some of these attacks are so sophisticated
that they disrupt vital systems, such as banks, hospitals, and 911 services
that are critical for the welfare of our communities.
The FBI’s top priorities, include:
When it comes to cybercrimes, including those not listed here, they are
generally felony offenses under state and/or federal law. If an
Internet or cybercrime is charged on the federal-level, the penalties will typically
involve thousands of dollars in fines and years behind bars in a federal prison.
Are you being charged with a cybercrime?
If you are being charged with a cybercrime on the state or
federal level, we urge you to
contact our Plano
criminal defense lawyers at The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC for the aggressive defense representation
you need and deserve!