US Army Computer Crimes Detectives Deliver Digital Justice

No other environment within the modern era has evolved as rapidly and as exponentially as the Internet. Traversing this virtual jungle, a global community of users takes advantage of almost unlimited access to news, information and services by the simple click of a mouse or a tap on a Smartphone. In today’s digital age time waits for no one, unfortunately neither does crime. Throughout the world legions of cyber predators’ hunt, stalk, plot, and attack unsuspecting systems, networks and users in an effort to advance their criminal enterprise. And yet another apex predator inhabits this world, the US Army Criminal Investigation Command’s (CID) Computer Crimes Investigative Unit (CCIU), turning the tables on those would-be predators to where the hunters now have become the hunted…

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