The technological conveniences of cell phones, computers, electronic payments and even digital currency are infused in almost every aspect of our daily lives. This accessibility has interconnected more people today than ever before but has also created more opportunities for cybercrime to occur. Cybercriminals know no borders and with ever increasingly sophisticated tools, they target organizations, businesses and individuals across all industries and sectors alike.
Learn more about LVMPD's efforts in combating the evolving cyber threat, how you can report cybercrime and what you can do to protect yourself from cybercriminals.
What is the Cyber Investigative Group?
The Cyber Investigative Group (CIG) is a subdivision of the Digital Technology Section of the Digital Investigations Bureau (DIB) of the Business and Technology Division. CIG operates in partnership with the FBI Cyber Task Force and US Secret Service Cyber Fraud Task Force (USSS CFTF) sharing information with access to multiple 24/7 Federal Watchdesks. CIG supports both FBI and USSS CFTF investigations related to the CIG mission of providing support to patrol, completing investigations, and presenting cases for prosecution to strengthen Department and community electronic critical infrastructure. CIG is sub-divided into the following areas: Cyber Critical Incident Response Team (C-CIRT), Fusion Working Group, and Task Force.
What crimes do the CIG investigate?
CIG is responsible for criminal investigation in the crime of Business Email Compromise (BEC), Ransomware, Network Intrusions, Distributed Denials-of-Service (DDoS), remote desktop exploits, spearfishing account takeovers from intrusion, money laundering utilizing cryptocurrency and online scams.
How do I report a cybercrime?
If you believe you have been the victim of an Internet crime or if you want to file on behalf of another person you believe has been such a victim, go to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). Should you have additional questions prior to filing your report, please view the IC3 FAQ for more information or visit any LVMPD substation.