Darkreading reports that there has been a new cyberattack at the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) which “scams people into providing personal data and downloading malicious files by impersonating the”… IC3…which is “intended to give the public a reliable means of reporting suspected illegal activity online.” The February 2, 2018 report entitled “Cyberattack Impersonates FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center” includes these 3 versions of the IC3 scam:

  1. One involves a fake IC3 social media page requesting personal data to report Internet crime.
  2. Another arrives as an email stating that the recipient’s name was found in a corporate database and they can be compensated for unfair treatment.
  3. The third, an email from the Internet Crime Investigation Center/Cyber Division, claims the recipient’s IP address is a possible victim of cybercrime.

Be extra careful when reporting to the IC3!