FBI teams up with NYPD and NYC MTA to create cybercrime task force

The FBI, NYPD and MTA have teamed up to help defend against cyberattacks and study successful breaches in the New York region.

Published Mon, Jun 23 2014 3:41 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:16 PM CST

New York City has a new financial cybercrimes task force with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) teaming up with the New York City Police Department and Metropolitan Transportation (MTA) authority. The three agencies will share threat assessment data and study cyberattacks in which money and funds have been compromised.

FBI teams up with NYPD and NYC MTA to create cybercrime task force | TweakTown.com

The FBI has become active in partnering with local agencies across the United States, as part of its Next Generation Cyber Initiative - understanding that cyberattacks continue to expand and evolve at a rapid pace.

"The task force model that has been successfully employed in response to bank robbery and terrorism cases is now being applied to the cyber realm," said George Venizelos, FBI Assistant Director, in a statement. "The FBI continues to develop positive working relationships with our fellow law enforcement officers in our joint efforts to tackle criminal activity, and we look forward to working with our partners at the NYPD and MTA to combat cybercrime."

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