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Aug

24

2004

(Washington, DC) ― The U.S. Secret Service, a part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute’s CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) today announced the findings of the first Insider…

Jul

21

2004

(Washington, DC) – In what has been described as one of the most significant network intrusion cases involving unauthorized access to personal data, the federal Grand Jury in Arkansas today indicted the former owner of Florida-based e-mail…

Apr

16

2004

(Washington, DC) – The United States Secret Service, under the leadership of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and in cooperation with its local, state and federal security and public safety partners, has developed an overall security…

Apr

01

2004

Mr. Truscott has been named by the Attorney General as the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

“For more than two decades, I have been truly privileged to work with the dedicated men and women of the U.S.…

Mar

02

2004

(Chicago, IL) – On Wednesday and Thursday, March 3 – 4, 2004, the United States Secret Service will host analysts from local, state and federal law enforcement, as well as private industry, at the 2004 Criminal Research Specialist Conference “…

Jan

12

2004

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, January 12, 2004, Curtis B. Eldridge Jr. was sworn in as the 18th Chief of the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division. A 23-year veteran of the Secret Service, Eldridge succeeds Chief Richard Oskin, who…

Nov

05

2003

WASHINGTON -- Nov. 5, 2003 -- Microsoft Corp. today announced the creation of the Anti- Virus Reward Program, initially funded with $5 million (U.S.), to help law enforcement agencies identify and bring to justice those who illegally release…

Nov

04

2003

LOS ANGELES – On Monday, November 3, 2003, a 20-month investigation dubbed “Operation Golden Financial” came to a close with the sentencing of the last of seven defendants involved in the complex mortgage fraud scheme. The leader of the…

Nov

04

2003

LOS ANGELES – El lunes 3 de noviembre de 2003, se cerró una investigación de 20 meses denominada “Operación Golden Financial”, con la sentencia del último de siete acusados involucrados en la compleja estratagema de fraude hipotecario. El jefe de…

Sep

11

2003

WASHINGTON, D.C – In what has been described as one of the most significant arrests related to the Internet fraud known as “phishing,” the Romanian General Directorate for Combating Organized Crime (DGCCOA), in cooperation with the United States…

Aug

29

2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Friday, August 29, United States Secret Service Director Ralph Basham issued the following statement on the arrest in the "Blaster" computer virus investigation: "The Secret Service's participation in this investigation --…

Jul

29

2003

•  The Identity Crime Video/CD-Rom project is a joint effort between the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Federal Trade Commission. It is designed to provide…

Jul

29

2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In an effort to help front-line officers understand and investigate identity crime, the United States Secret Service has joined with other federal agencies and police organizations to create an interactive resource guide that…

Jun

16

2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States Secret Service has announced the formation of four new Electronic Crimes Task Forces, a successful public-private partnership aimed at fighting high-tech computer-based crimes. The new task forces will open…

Jun

09

2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States Secret Service, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security, will sponsor a "Major Event Management Seminar," June 10-12, 2003, in Chicago, Illinois. The seminar'’s objective is to provide state…