Computer Security and Cybercrime Resources

Knowing the resources you can turn to is the only real way to work towards anticipating, reporting and ending cybercrimes. You owe it to yourself and your family to make everyone aware of the proper support channels. Cyber abuse in any form should never be tolerated — we have a responsibility to each other to organize and confront threats to our digital identities and communities.

Cybercrime

  • IC3: Report cybercrimes at the Internet Crime Complaint Center, a joint operation of the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center.
  • Common Fraud Schemes: Read tips and information from the FBI’s page on cybercrime.
  • CCIPS: Report cybercrime and read current news and events from the U.S. Dept. Justice’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section.
  • Stay Safe Online: Tips on prevention and damage control, as well as news on current events in cybercrime can be found at this site hosted by the National Cyber Security Alliance.
  • Defending Against Cybercriminals: Read news and links to other departmental sources from the U.S. Dept. Homeland Security’s information page on cybercrime.

Victims of Cybercrimes

  • Stalking Victims: This resource offers education about stalking and a community of resources for victims of stalking.
  • Local Assistance: The National Center for Victims of Crime offers this database of local assistance programs across the U.S.
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: The National Domestic Violence Hotline’s home page offers informational articles, current events, links to support groups and even offers an “escape key” that takes readers to a site that cannot be tracked via monitoring software.

Cyberstalking

  • LoveMeNot: Created by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, this website provides useful definitions of terminology in an FAQ format, and includes contact information for helplines and reporting stalking.
  • WiredCops: Pioneered by Parry Aftab, the first cybercrime attorney, the Cyber Law Enforcement Organization’s website provides investigative assistance and training to police officers as well as a host of resources for victims of cyberstalking and cybercrime.
  • Stalking Resource Center: This resource, run by the National Center for Victims of Crime, offers cyberstalking information, training, resources and a helpline for victims.
  • StalkingVictims.com: Education about stalking and a sanctuary for victims can be found at this site. Links to online and offline assistance, reading lists, guest editorials and a community message board are all available.

Cyberbullying

  • Cyberbullying Research Center: This site provided up-to-date information about cyberbullying among adolescents. Fact sheets, quizzes and trending topics are all easily accessed.
  • StopCyberbullying: Home of the first cyberbullying prevention program in the U.S., this resource offers a text messaging support line and peer support via schools.
  • StopBullying.Gov: Funded by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, this resource page on cyberbullying provides information on how to recognize, prevent and report cyberbullying.
  • Cyberbullying: The National Crime Prevention Council, home of McGruff the Crime Dog, provides links to articles, outreach tools and training on cyberbullying.
  • BrainPop Cyberbullying: Teens learn about technology and bullying, computer messaging and chatting in this interactive movie.

Internet Safety

 

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