The Cyber Crimes Unit (CCU) is composed of State Police enlisted detectives and civilian personnel. The unit has two squads that conduct and assist with cyber related investigations and focus on providing technical investigative assistance, e.g. computer forensics. Listed below are the responsibilities of the Cyber Crimes Unit.
Contact the Cyber Crimes Unit: (609) 584-5051 ext. 5664
The mission of the Cyber Crimes Unit is to conduct and assist in investigations where computers, networks, telecommunication devices, and other technological instruments are the vehicle or target for the commission of criminal acts against network resources critical to the function of corporate or government entities. These vehicle or target intrusions lead the unit to specialize in the investigations of:
Training is provided for State Police enlisted and civilian personnel, and other law enforcement agencies throughout the state regarding network intrusion related crimes and their impact on government and business. Additionally, training is provided to civic, business, and educational organizations regarding computers and safety on the Internet.
Corporate outreach services are provided to educate and inform corporate entities, as well as institutions of higher education within the State, of the dangers and vulnerabilities of wired and wireless networks. A state cyber crimes response group has been established and maintained for incident response statewide, in the event of significant network intrusion. A positive and fruitful working relationship with the New Jersey Office of Information Technology allows the unit to address cyber vulnerabilities and response.
With the growing popularity and use of computers, the unit has seen a significant increase in conducting and assisting with investigations where computers are being utilized for the commission of fraud and identify theft. Furthermore, the unit collaborates with and assists federal, state, and local law enforcement in enforcing federal, state, and local criminal laws relating to computer related crime through forensic collection, recovery, processing, preservation, analysis, storage, maintenance, and presentation of digital evidence.
Training and education is provided for federal, state, and local law enforcement personnel and prosecutors regarding the forensic examination of digital evidence as it relates to the investigation and prosecution of computer-related or technology-facilitated crime.
Identity theft is a serious problem affecting millions of people each year. It involves acquiring key pieces of someone's identifying information, such as name, address, date of birth, social security number and mother's maiden name, in order to impersonate them. This information enables the identity thief to commit numerous forms of fraud which include, but are not limited to, taking over the victim's financial accounts, opening new bank accounts, purchasing automobiles, applying for loans, credit cards and social security benefits, renting apartments, and establishing services with utility and phone companies.
The Identity Theft Prevention Act, effective January 1, 2006, requires businesses that operate, or have clients in New Jersey, disclose a breach of security to customers. However, the act requires these businesses to report the breach to the Division of State Police for investigation or handling, prior to disclosure to the customer. The Data Breach Notification Procedures link provides the proper procedure to report loss of personal identification.
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For questions concerning potential criminal acts resulting in data breaches in New Jersey, contact the State Police Cyber Crime Unit at:
(609) 584-5051 x5664
For questions concerning the Data Breach Notification Procedure please call the New Jersey Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell at:
(609) 963-6900 x7865