If your car is stolen from campus, you will report it to the Boca Raton Police Department. This starts a number of steps in motion of investigation, reporting, and the possibility of apprehension and recovery (or not). If someone hacks your bank account, where do you report it?
Where IS your bank account? In the local branch, a far-removed bank headquarters, or wherever you reside?
That fact alone determines where the crime should be reported – it may be that you should report in multiple jurisdictions (especially if you have an account in a bank based outside the US).
Do you expect your local police department to do anything? If so, what? Probably not much: https://scholars.org/contribution/how-cybercrimes-challenge-law-enforcement (Links to an external site.)
These two articles take the position that the police should be doing more:
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/news/2018/10/17/it-s-time-law-enforcement-gets-serious-about.html (Links to an external site.)
https://www.policemag.com/342353/fighting-cybercrime-at-the-local-level (Links to an external site.)
and that the police shouldn’t be doing this alone: https://www.uschamber.com/law-enforcement-cybercrime-partnerships (Links to an external site.)
While you consider these issues, know that the police are under attack as well:
https://cops.usdoj.gov/html/dispatch/09-2019/cyber_crime.html (Links to an external site.)
https://www.policechiefmagazine.org/the-emerging-cyberthreat-cybersecurity/ (Links to an external site.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/26/ransomware-hackers-blackmail-us-police-departments.html (Links to an external site.)
and may lose the ability to preserve evidence to make a case if they have any investigative success: https://www.fastcompany.com/3055955/police-departments-are-vulnerable-to-cyber-threats-as-evidence-goes-digital (Links to an external site.)
For this chapter, review the text and powerpoint materials and give your peers an honest answer, if you suffered a cybercrime
> what crime would it likely be and how much harm would you have to suffer to make it worth reporting to a law enforcement agency?
As with prior several chapters, you only need to post once BUT, look ahead to the last chapter for the written assignment that spans this week’s set of chapters.