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FBI Cyber agent investigating a cyber intrusion, Jacksonville, Florida, 2013. The FBI Cyber Division is a FBI division which heads the national effort to investigate and prosecute internet crimes, including cyber based terrorism, espionage, computer intrusions, and major cyber fraud. This division of the FBI uses the information it gathers during investigation to inform the public of current trends in cyber crime. It focuses around three main priorities: computer intrusion, identity theft, and cyber fraud. It was created in 2002. The Cyber Division priorities in rank order are: (a) cyber intrusions; (b) child sexual exploitation; (c) intellectual property rights; and (d) internet fraud. FBI Cyber Division works through the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF) and cyber investigative squads located in each FBI field office. Since 2008, NCIJTF is the primary American agency responsible for coordinating cyber threats investigations, and liaisons with Central.
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