Important Cyber Crime Information Links
The Internet Crime Complaint Center
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).
Identity theft is a serious problem affecting millions of people each year. It involves acquiring key pieces of someone's identifying information, such as name, address, date of birth, social security number and mother's maiden name, in order to impersonate them. This information enables the identity thief to commit numerous forms of fraud which include, but are not limited to, taking over the victim's financial accounts, opening new bank accounts, purchasing automobiles, applying for loans, credit cards and social security benefits, renting apartments, and establishing services with utility and phone companies. Please click here to view an identity theft victim's reference guide.
Businesses Reporting A Breach Of Security:
The Identity Theft Prevention Act, effective January 1, 2006, requires businesses that operate, or have clients in New Jersey, disclose a breach of security to
customers. However, the act requires these businesses to report the breach to the Division of State Police for investigation or handling, prior to disclosure to the
customer. The following toll free hotline may be used to report a breach of security. The Data Breach Notification Procedures link provides the proper procedure to
report loss of personal identification.
Please follow the link below to view information about The Identity Theft Prevention Act
Toll Free Hotline: 888-648-6007
Data Breach Notification Procedures
If you are a corporation or business subject to the mandatory reporting of possible loss of personal information or breach of security per the
Identification Theft Prevention Act, please contact The Regional Operation Intelligence Center (ROIC) (609) 963-6900 x6969
All other criminal acts resulting in data breaches in New Jersey, contact the State Police Cyber Crime Division at (609) 584-5051 x5664
Cyber Crimes Unit
(609) 584-5051 ext 5664
Cyber Crimes Unit - The Cyber-Crimes Unit (CCU) is composed of State Police enlisted detectives, civilian analysts, and task forces from other police
agencies. The CCU has two investigative squads and additional personnel dedicated to the FBI Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory (RCFL). Listed below are
the responsibilities of the Cyber-Crimes Unit.
CCU Investigations Squad
The mission of the CCU Investigation squad is to conduct and assist in investigations where computers, networks, telecommunication devices, and
other technological instruments are the vehicle or target for the commission of criminal acts against network resources critical to the function of
corporate or government entities. These vehicle or target intrusions lead the unit to specialize in the investigations of:
- Computer Intrusions
- Data Theft
- Online ID Theft
- Unlawful Access
- Account Hijacking
- Cyber Terrorism
- Cyber Stalking
- Suspicious Network Traffic
- Internal Compromises
- Social Networking/Email Account Intrusions
Training is provided for State Police enlisted and civilian personnel, and other law enforcement agencies throughout the state regarding network
intrusion related crimes and their impact on government and business. Additionally, training is provided to civic, business, and educational organizations
regarding computers and safety on the Internet.
Corporate outreach services are provided to educate and inform corporate entities, as well as institutions of higher education within the State, of
the dangers and vulnerabilities of wired and wireless networks. A state cyber-crimes response group has been established and maintained for incident response
statewide, in the event of significant network intrusion. A positive and fruitful working relationship with the New Jersey Office of Information Technology
allows the unit to address cyber vulnerabilities and response.
With the growing popularity and use of computers, the unit has seen a significant increase in conducting and assisting with investigations where computers are being
utilized for the commission of fraud and identify theft. Furthermore, the unit collaborates with and assists federal, state, and local law enforcement in enforcing
federal, state, and local criminal laws relating to computer related crime through forensic collection, recovery, processing, preservation, analysis, storage, maintenance,
and presentation of digital evidence.
Training and education is provided for federal, state, and local law enforcement personnel and prosecutors regarding the forensic examination of digital evidence
as it relates to the investigation and prosecution of computer-related or technology-facilitated crime.
NEW JERSEY REGIONAL COMPUTER FORENSIC LABORATORY (NJRCFL SQUAD)
The NJRCFL squad is comprised of five enlisted State Police Detectives and two civilian analysts assigned to the New Jersey Regional Computer Forensic
Laboratory (NJRCFL). The NJRCFL is part of a nationwide network of thirteen Regional Computer Forensic Laboratories established by the FBI. The NJRCFL is
staffed by personnel from eight different Federal, State, County, and local law enforcement agencies dedicated to the examination of digital evidence in support
of law enforcement and intelligence agencies. The NJRCFL conducts forensic examinations of digital media, such as computers, cell phones, video - analog and
digital, and Personal Data Assistants (PDA’s).
They assist federal, state, and local law enforcement and intelligence agencies in support of criminal investigations through forensic collection, recovery,
processing, preservation, analysis, storage, maintenance, and presentation of digital evidence.
Additionally, members of the RCFL provide training and education for federal, state, and local law enforcement personnel and prosecutors regarding the forensic
examination of digital evidence as it relates to the investigation and prosecution of computer-related or technology-facilitated crime.
They act as a central laboratory for computer forensic examinations and the analysis of digital evidence as it pertains to technology related crimes in the
state of New Jersey. For more information about the NJRCFL, please follow the link listed below.