The intervention may include arresting and charging the electronic criminal, monitoring the communications of the electronic criminal, monitoring the movements of the electronic criminal to obtain further understanding of electronic crime methods and/or to identify one or more additional electronic criminals, to freeze funds in accounts associated with the electronic criminal or the electronic crime, and to further refine fraud detection and prevention systems. Look for a box or option labeled “Home Page (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari)” or “On Startup (Chrome)”. generation, Method of creating a unit test framework to test a resource description framework based object, Remote build and management for software applications, OBJECT BASED BROWSING SUITABLE FOR USE IN APPLICATIONS, MIMICKING OF FUNCTIONALITY EXPOSED THROUGH AN ABSTRACTION, INTERCHANGEABLE DRIVE ELEMENT FOR BOTTLE OR CONTAINER SUPPORTS IN A CONTAINER LABELING MACHINE OR A MACHINE CONFIGURED TO PRINT INFORMATION ON BOTTLES OR CONTAINERS, WHICH INTERCHANGEABLE DRIVE ELEMENT IS CAPABLE OF BEING USED IN DIFFERENT CONTAINER LABELING OR CONTAINER INFORMATION PRINTING MACHINES IN BOTTLE OR CONTAINER FILLING PLANTS, MANAGING SOFTWARE UPDATES IN AN AUTOMATION ENVIRONMENT, INCREASE THE COVERAGE OF PROFILING FEEDBACK WITH DATA FLOW ANALYSIS, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACQUIRING DEFINITIONS OF DEBUG CODE OF BASIC INPUT/OUTPUT SYSTEM, STATICALLY SPECULATIVE COMPILATION AND EXECUTION. electronic crime: a convenient name to describe some new crimes made possible by the wider availability of computers and the opportunities provided by the Internet as well as some new ways of committing old crimes. Additionally, the actual geographical location determined by the address locator 172 may be stored in the threat fusion center database 180 as a probable locus of electronic crime activity. crime prevention programs and/or strategies) and outcomes (e.g. The threat fusion center database 180 may store information shared by financial institutions including banks, credit card issuers, investment firms, and others. In this circumstance, the attempt to establish a communication session may be rejected or other actions may be taken. The principle of operation of the address locator 172 is that characteristic propagation delays are associated with every particular pathway through the network 190 and these characteristic propagation delays can be used, in combination with probe messages, for example UNIX ping messages, to independently determine the geographical location of the source computer. The inference engine, when executed on the computer system, analyzes the distinctive coding preferences identified by the malware parser application in combination with searching the database to identify one of an individual, a group, and a location associated with the electronic crime. Despite the dogs’ successes, there are still challenges to surmount to transition from an investigator’s dream to case-breaking reality. Technology is not restricted to everyday use, it can also be used to fight crime and prevent crimes from occurring in future as well. 1 is an illustration of a typical electronic crime business process. The stratification of accounts into risk categories and/or the assessment of a numerical risk value may promote the selective application of more or less aggressive anti-fraud mechanisms to specific accounts based on their assessed risk. Actionable intelligence may be used by financial institutions to better protect their accounts in the acquisition phase 102, to resist and/or block authentication of compromised accounts and extracting value from the compromised accounts during the monetization phase 104, and to track and disrupt the transfer of stolen funds during the laundering phase 106. A system for electronic crime reduction is provided, comprising a computer system, a database, a malware de-compiler, a malware parser, and an inference engine. In some cases, supporting information unrelated to coding style attributes may be combined with the coding signature to make the inference that the malware was developed by the subject developer. Additionally, identification of the signature may promote linking the subject attack and/or electronic crime to a specific piece of known malware, for example malware that is stored in the threat fusion center database 180. The baseband signal or signal embodied in the carrier wave generated by the network connectivity devices 792 may propagate in or on the surface of electrical conductors, in coaxial cables, in waveguides, in optical media, for example optical fiber, or in the air or free space. At block 204, the threat fusion center database 180 is incrementally built and/or assembled containing a variety of information related to electronic crime and electronic crime detection and tracking. Using this analysis, the electronic criminal may then attempt to execute transactions that mirror the behavior of the legitimate account holder to steal funds from the account. Crime prevention is a concept that has been applied in a number of different ways to the problem of crime: it has been used to refer to both activities (e.g. Electronic criminals may send messages over the network 190 that conceal the address, and hence the geographical location, of the computer that originates the messages. Further, in some embodiments, advantages and benefits can be obtained by using the teachings of the present disclosure to work to combat electronic crime in the monetization phase alone, in the laundering phase alone, or in the monetization and the laundering phases alone, without working in the credential collection phase of the electronic crime process. The intelligence gathering personnel at the same location may be collocated in the same office space proximate one another, rather than scattered about a campus office location. Additionally, the transaction log analyzer 156 may identify and report one or more signatures or distinctive behavior patterns associated with a particular instance of malware. The malware may be a virus, a Trojan horse, or a worm, that may have the further end of installing robots that collect and transmit account information. The malware parser 168 is an application that analyzes the malware assembly language source code generated by the malware de-compiler 164 to identify characteristic coding styles of the developer. Jordan said although his exact training techniques are “proprietary,” drilling dogs on TPPO is “just a bit more difficult…this odor is so minute.”. The agency’s irst ECTF, in New York, was formed based on this … Often true locations and true addresses, for example internet protocol addresses, of electronic messages associated with electronic crime are concealed by a variety of techniques including proxying, tunneling through other computers, and others. The electronic criminal may employ automated means, for example malware, scripts, and/or small computer programs, to extract value from the compromised accounts. All rights reserved. In some cases, an alias, a moniker, a handle, a nickname, or other substitute name may be used when a legal name or a proper name of an electronic criminal or of an electronic crime group is unknown. At block 266, if no electronic crime has been committed or is under investigation, the process returns to block 258. The address locator 172 may be used in association with the use of the transaction log analyzer 156, for example after the transaction log analyzer 156 indicates that a plurality of compromised accounts are being authenticated. © 2004-2020 FreePatentsOnline.com. The threat manager platform 152 and the applications and tools 156-178 that it supports may be accessed and controlled from the workstation 194. The outputs or results provided by the system 150 may include detailed reports generated by one or more of the applications and/or tools 156-178 and/or actionable intelligence. As the data accumulates in the threat fusion center database 180, the interconnections among the data become richer and attain a critical mass over time. While police K-9s have been used for decades in operations such as drug interdiction, bomb detection and missing person and fugitive searches, electronic detection is the newest frontier for the disciplined and loyal canines. The inference engine 178 may generate reports that constitute actionable intelligence that may be used to support a variety of electronic crime prevention actions. For example, a legitimate operator of a retail Internet site may be notified that electronic criminals are conducting laundering operations through accounts on their retail Internet site, as evidenced by use of known malware to conduct transactions on the site. The funds in the third compromised account then may be used to purchase virtual currency in a virtual world, for example SECOND LIFE, and the virtual currency may be used to perfect a character or asset in the virtual world. Such information, which may include data or instructions to be executed using processor 782 for example, may be received from and outputted to the network, for example, in the form of a computer data baseband signal or signal embodied in a carrier wave. By attacking these three economic legs of the electronic crime business process, the electronic criminals will be driven, by rational consideration of their economic self-interest, to seek other less toughened targets or entirely different modes of criminal activity. “As long as it has the characteristics to do the job, that’s all that counts,” he said. Bear the black Labrador retriever’s family just couldn’t handle him – bridled with excess energy, the rambunctious pooch was constantly hopping on counter-tops, said Todd Jordan, an Indiana firefighter. … The malware de-compiler 164 is an application that translates executable malware to assembly language source code and stores the resultant decompiled malware in the threat fusion center database 180. From there, it was a matter of Connecticut State Trooper First Class Mike Real training two Labrador retrievers to detect the chemical’s scent, the article states. The reports may be used to initiate a surveillance of the electronic criminal, in hopes of identifying others complicit with the subject electronic criminal and taking down an entire ring of electronic criminals or in hopes of gaining deeper insights into the methods of electronic criminals. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a short story about his celebrated sleuth Sherlock Holmes which features a … Actionable intelligence may be used by law enforcement to arrest and prosecute electronic criminals and/or to initiate investigations or advance on-going investigations of electronic criminals. The sandbox tools 176 may be a variety of tools that promote executing suspected or known malware in an isolated computing environment for the purpose of observing and understanding the behavior of the malware. The character or asset may be sold for cash through a black market exchange or backdoor of the virtual world. The database contains information that associates electronic crime attack signature data related to at least one of a monetization phase and a laundering phase of an electronic crime business process with at least one of an individual, a group, and a location. As technology advances, surveillance devices are getting smaller and more discreet, which is bad news for targets of e-harassment. Further, once linked to the known malware, the attack may be further linked to a known individual, for example an electronic criminal whose techniques and methods are known and identified in the threat fusion center database 180. § 742.7 Crime control and detection. For example, a first piece of information from a trusted, reliable source that is uncorroborated by a second party may be assigned a confidence value of 50%, the same information corroborated by a second reliable source may be assigned a confidence value of 85%, and the same information corroborated only by a third dubious source may be assigned a confidence value of 65%. FIG. 2 is a block diagram of a threat mapper according to an embodiment of the disclosure. The actionable report may provide sufficient information to readily enable local law enforcement in the venue where the electronic crime attack was launched to arrest and charge one or more electronic criminals, thereby earning praises and perhaps advancement for their skilled police work. 2, a system 150 for electronic crime detection and tracking is described. Secure financial account networks and/or computer systems may be broken into by hackers and/or electronic criminals by defeating or circumventing electronic security to acquire account information. Obfuscation techniques may refer to hiding malware from signature-based security tools such as anti-virus and web filters. Technology and innovation are at the heart of effective crime detection; especially in the rapidly changing electronic age. However, funding for dogs is available through two non-profits: Neighborhood Electronic Detection K9, Inc. and Operation Underground Railroad. The most notable new crime … The ROM 786 is used to store instructions and perhaps data which are read during program execution. Electronic/Cyber Crime and Fraud; Emerging attack trends in Cybercrime; CryptoCurrency analysis for ecrime investigations; Digital Forensics tools and techniques, investigative procedures, and evidence acquisition, handling and preservation; Frameworks for avoiding damages to systems and networks, including blocklisting and detection … ... Wada F. and Odulaja G. O. FIG. The Labs have a very amicable personality,” Jordan said, and are not intimidating, so they have other uses, including calming victims during interviews. The threat fusion center database 180 may be searched, for example using structured query language (SQL) statements including arguments defining search criteria, to selectively winnow through the contained information. The results of the malware parser 168 may be stored in the threat fusion center database 180. In another case, only the credential collection technique and the monetization technique are known and analyzed. All rights reserved. Hereinafter, the combination of the word ‘authentication’ and/or ‘authenticating’ with the words ‘compromised account’—for example authentication of compromised accounts, authenticating compromised accounts, compromised account authentication, compromised account authenticating, etc.—refers to an action performed by parties other than the account holder and the institution hosting the account, an action generally performed by electronic criminals. The present disclosure contemplates a method and a system that work across the entire electronic crime business process in a comprehensive approach to combating electronic crime, in part, by driving down the economics of electronic crime. The processor may be implemented as one or more CPU chips. The RAM 788 is used to store volatile data and perhaps to store instructions. Sophisticated tools and/or malware may be brought to bear to analyze accounts and/or account transaction histories to perform the monetization rapidly and efficiently. The personnel staffed to these separate departments may have very little training, skill, and/or knowledge associated with the other phases of the electronic crime business process 100 not associated with their particular department. Information technology plays a particularly important role in policing, … For a more complete understanding of the present disclosure, reference is now made to the following brief description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings and detailed description, wherein like reference numerals represent like parts. See synonyms for crime detection noun The process of uncovering criminal activity (or verifying reported crime) and acquiring evidence in order to identify and prosecute its perpetrators. By continually aggregating additional information about electronic crime in the threat fusion center database 180 and making the information readily searchable, for example by creating appropriate table-like structures that support searching based on key words and/or indices, the threat fusion center database 180 may develop a critical mass that permits valuable inferences and that continues to grow increasingly useful over time. In some cases, the electronic crime may temporarily expropriate computer resources of innocent individuals or corporations to execute malware—software promoting various kinds of electronic crime—to collect account and/or other credential information, to conduct laundering operations, and other activities supporting electronic crime. After identifying a locus of electronic crime, in some embodiments the method includes deploying a regional field office to the region containing the specific city and staffing the field office with intelligence gathering personnel. In terms of breeds, Rispoli works with a variety including Labs, spaniels, shepherds, even mixed breeds. Turning now to FIG. The threat fusion center database 180 may store information shared by various law enforcement agencies, both domestic and foreign. The inference engine 178 is an application that processes various separate pieces of information and/or intelligence to generate inferences or conclusions based on the intelligence. Other items shown or discussed as directly coupled or communicating with each other may be indirectly coupled or communicating through some interface, device, or intermediate component, whether electrically, mechanically, or otherwise. The patterns of accesses may be a periodic pattern of accesses to a plurality of accounts. 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