CNET profiles the agents and agencies fighting crime online and examines how law enforcement is adopting technology to catch cybercriminals on their own turf.
At the same time, however, many Netizens are concerned about the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Customs Service, and other agencies stepping on their right to privacy in the name of law enforcement. The battle over strong encryption, for example, underscores a growing tension between federal agencies that say they want to protect citizens and the amount of privacy those citizens are willing to give up to get that protection.
This CNET special feature profiles the agents and agencies fighting crime online. It's a firsthand report on how law enforcement is adopting the technology to catch cybercriminals on their own turf, including the first behind-the-scenes account of a groundbreaking FBI investigation and arrest of a hacker who stole more than 100,000 credit card numbers.