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Ajeet Singh - The FBI Overseas

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    • The FBI Overseas Ajeet Singh Assistant Legal Attaché Kyiv, Ukraine 5 October 2012
    • Overview• International Operations Division• Cyber Division• Partnerships – Private - Government• Combatting Cyber Crime in Ukraine – SBU – MVD 2
    • Where are we? 3
    • International Operations Division• Offices in 78 countries – Partnerships with foreign governments – Coordinate domestic and foreign investigations – Joint Investigations• Temporary Duty Assignments – Investigate Crimes affecting the USA – Support partner country investigations and special events
    • US Embassy Kyiv• Liaison with local agencies – СБУ, МВС and others• Strategic Outreach – UISGCON, Universities, etc... 5
    • Technical and Investigative Support 6
    • Cyber Division• Constantly Evolving• Cyber Watch• Computer Intrusions – Cyber Agents – Cyber Action Team• Outreach – US Agencies - NCIJTF – International Agencies - Cyber ALATs – Private Sector - Infragard 7
    • Cyber Action Team“Small, highly trained teams of FBI agents, analysts, andcomputer forensics and malicious code experts who travelaround the world on a moment’s notice to respond to cyberintrusions. Along the way, they gather vital intelligence onemerging threats and trends that helps us identify thecyber crimes that are most dangerous to our nationalsecurity and to our economy.” 8
    • Cyber in Ukraine• СБУ – JabberZeus • Ukrainian Coders – Spin-off Investigations • In the USA and Ukraine• МВС – ACH and Western Union • Money mules • Reversals – Child Pornography 9
    • Corporate Account Takeover• Relevance• Definition and mitigation – How the scheme works – What to do about it• The FBI’s approach to the problem – Understand the threat – Apply appropriate resources – Prosecute the actors – Inform the network defenders
    • Account Takeovers• Credentials are stolen• Money Mule networks activated• Fraudulent ACH transfers initiated• Money is ultimately wired overseas
    • Scope of the Scheme• Attempted transactions: $85 million• Actual losses: $40 million• Mule network: 2400 and counting• Transaction destinations: 355
    • Money Mules• Small army – 2,400 and counting – Some likely witting• Recruited through “Work at Home” Ads – Also via Monster and CareerBuilder• Hired as “Financial Managers” or “Payment Processors”• Open bank accounts in true names• Receive ACH transfers – Cash out – Wire the money to account in • Russia, Ukraine, Moldova • Usually Western Union or Moneygram
    • Work at Home Scope Group, Inc. Founded in 1990 in New York
    • Emarket Solutions, Inc.
    • Welcome Aboard “Congratulations on your Joining Scope Group, Inc.” “Financial Manager” “..you’ll get your first task Within 5 business days…”
    • The Task “Please review transfer details:” $9,815 “Withdraw the funds” “Transfer via Western Union (Money Gram)”
    • Protection, Detection, and Response• Strong authentication• Anomalous/fraudulent transaction detection• Out-of-band transaction authentication• Defense-in-depth• Avoiding reliance on signature-based intrusion detection & anti-virus systems• Customer education and awareness
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation Assistant Legal Attaché Ajeet Singh Ajeet.Singh@ic.fbi.gov