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Law enforcement’s battle against cybercrime is off to a fast start in 2021, with two major developments occurring earlier this week. Both are a result of separate collaborative efforts between U.S. law enforcement agencies and various European authorities.
On Jan. 19, the Department of Justice unsealed a criminal complaint against Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi.
On Jan. 5, 2021, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released a joint statement, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the National Security Agency on the ongoing efforts of the recently created task force known as the Cyber Unified Coordination Group.
On Dec. 16, 2020, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released a joint statement, along with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, annoucing the formation of a Cyber Unified Coordination Group to lead a whole-of-government response to the cyber incident affecting SolarWinds Orion products.
The Justice Department charged six Russian military officers for computer hacking in connection to a series of global hacking efforts that sought to support Russian government.