Federal Law Enforcement Priorities
"After counterterrorism and counterintelligence, cyber crimeis our next priority
. Cyber investigations used to be done on anad hoc basis in many different divisions and programs. Last year,we created a Cyber Division which consolidated responsibility forinvestigations involving cyber viruses, privacy invasions, childpornography on the Internet and fraudulent e-commerce. FromFebruary to May of this year alone, we have opened over 90cybercrime investigations involving 84 thousand victimsworldwide and losses exceeding $162 million. These cases haveresulted in 97 arrests and 64 separate indictments for cybercrimeoffenses."
Robert S. Mueller, III, Director, FBI
, June 20, 2003http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/speeches/npc062003.htm•See also Robert Mueller's November 2007 speech,"The FBI: Stopping Real Enemies at the Virtual Gates"http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/speeches/mueller110607.htm