Discussions about the cyber initiative began in 2017, when a handful of local leaders in the law enforcement, intelligence and security communities assessed how New York City would respond if a terrorist attacked its water supply, Mr. Vance said. New York would need to be mobilized instantaneously, and yet at the time, there was no group organized to convene in the event of a cyberattack, Mr. Vance said.
“Cybercrime losses for the year 2020 are estimated at nearly one trillion dollars – almost double the loss incurred just two years before. As we survey this young decade, this virtual but very real menace is – and I believe will continue to be – one of the greatest, non-COVID threats to our companies, institutions, residents, and way of life.”
“If left undetected, this former employee’s alleged tampering could have cost Century 21 more than $50,000,” said District Attorney Vance.
“As one of the world’s leading creative capitals, New York City is dedicated to protecting artists’ intellectual property and ensuring that those who steal it face the music.”
“We’re charging dozens of defendants who preyed on unsuspecting New Yorkers by stealing their personal information to produce fake checks and then made cash withdrawals on those bad checks for a steep profit.”