A crackdown on internet fraud schemes, dubbed "Operation Cyber Sweep," has netted 125 arrests or convictions and more than 70 indictments, federal law-enforcement officials said last week. The operation began in October and involved more than 125,000 victims, with losses estimated to exceed $100 million. Operation Cyber Sweep was a coordinated effort among 34 U.S. attorneys, the FBI, the Federal Trade Commission, the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and other law-enforcement authorities. It targeted some common online fraud schemes, including identity-theft and international money laundering.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
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