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How the FBI Investigates Computer Crime
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Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 20:10:39 -0500 (CDT)


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How the FBI Investigates Computer Crime



This guide provides information about the federal investigative and
prosecutive process for computer related crimes. It will help you
understand some of the guidelines, policies, and resources used by the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) when it investigates computer

The FBI has implemented various technical programs to address the
growing complexity of computer investigations. FBI legal attach
stationed in 41 countries enable the FBI to use sophisticated methods
to investigate and coordinate cyber incidents around the world. In
Washington, DC, the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC)
is a special unit that coordinates computer crimes investigations
throughout the United States. The FBI trains and certifies computer
forensic examiners for each of the 56 FBI field offices in the United
States to recover and preserve digital evidence. The FBI maintains a
computer forensic laboratory in Washington, DC for advanced data
recovery and for research and development.

This guide provides information to victims of computer crimes who may
be considering reporting an incident or requesting FBI assistance.
This guide is for general reference use only and is not intended to
address every possible scenario. We encourage you to contact your
local FBI office if you have additional questions.


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