FBI Beefs Up Amid Explosion of Cybercrime

The head of the FBI said cybercrime is “exploding” apace as the influence of the Internet rises meteorically.

“It (the Internet) is transforming human relationships in ways we’ve never seen in human history before,” FBI Director James Comey said. Comey said he sees a “tremendous amount of cyberespionage going on — the Chinese being prominent among them, looking to steal our intellectual property. I see a whole lot of hacktivists, I see a whole lot of international criminal gangs, very sophisticated thieves,” he said. “I see people hurting kids, tons of pedophiles, an explosion of child pornography.”

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