Cybercrimes are being actively investigated at the federal, state and local levels and many are reported in the local and national press.
The Department of Justice maintains a log of recent press releases about cases , sorted by each year (https://www.justice.gov/criminal-ccips/ccips-press-releases-2018) contains the cases listed by year/Monty). This should be the starting point for each of your reports on a suspected or convicted cybercriminal listed in the website. You should also browse the Internet for news releases about the incident or the court case. Information is also available from other government sources such as the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Federal Trade Commission.
Your report should list each question and your response. Your responses should be full sentences when appropriate. Use your own words to answer each question.
For the case you are assigned, make a report that includes the following information:
- Name of the assigned suspect.
- Any pseudonyms by which they are known.
- Date and title of the press release and a link to it.
- A short description of the case (one or two paragraphs in your own words).
- The actual dates and places of the incident.
- Whether individual or group activity, if worked with a group or for a company, list any other suspects involved in the case
- What was the motivation for the attack, and if there was monetary gain, how much?
- Who was the target of the attack: a private company, a public company, individuals etc.?
- Which of the cybersecurity principles was violated: confidentiality, integrity, or availability? Briefly justify your answer.
- Demographics of suspect: age, gender, ethnicity (if known).
- Whether they plead guilty or not?
- Location of suspect (if US, give city and state, if overseas, give the country name).
- The stage of the case: indictment, prosecution, sentenced etc. If sentenced then describe the sentence given.
- What law was broken?
Include at least three references. The APA format is required for both in-text citations and bibliography.