Cyber Worlds: Protected?

Crime has many faces. These faces are ever changing. As the world extends its reach further into the depth of technology, we open ourselves for many new ways crime can take place. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has extended its reaches into the new frontier by forming a task force dedicated to cyber crime. The task force prioritizes itself about four specialized fields: computer intrusions, online child pornography, anti-piracy/intellectual property rights, and cyber fraud.
Computers are vulnerable to crime just as any source of communication and personal property can. Criminals invade countless homes and offices across the nation without having to break down windows or doors, but laptops, personal computers, and wireless networks. Just as in any intrusion, there is something behind the closed doors that give criminals the incentive to break in, in the first place. What would a criminal want with what is on a computer? Well, with technological advancements, people can keep all of their bank accounts, credit cards, personal information and private records in one convenient place. All that information is both important and profitable to the right people. Almost 11 million victims each year fall victim to some sort of identity theft . According to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) up to 26% of these fraudulent activities are sourced to credit cards used to make online purchases.
The FBI is also the head investigating team in what is known as the Innocent Images National Initiative or IINI. The IINI is a multi agency investigative operation to combat the proliferation of child pornography/child sexual exploitation facilitated by online computers. Since the launch, the task force has helped law enforcement open more than 15,500 cases; charged more than 4,700 criminals; and arrested more than 6,100 subjects. The FBI announced in 2004 that the task force was to extend it operation view into an international cooperative. The first priorities of the international...