The term “cybercrime” is usually referred to as any criminal offense committed against or with the use of a computer or computer network. A cybercrime incident can lead to loss of business and consumer confidence, financial loss, productivity loss, and even loss of intellectual property.
If you become a victim of a cybercrime, you should report the incident to the appropriate law enforcement authorities. Depending on the scope of the crime, the appropriate agency may be local, state, federal, or even international.
Report a cybercrime to:
- Department of Justice: Reporting Computer, Internet-Related, or Intellectual Property Crime
- Federal Bureau of Investigation: Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
For more information on preventing cybercrimes, please visit:
Cyber Tip of the Day from the Multi-State Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC)