"With the increased
connectivity in countries that didn't
have that amount of access, and the technological advances made
in corporate America that have put vulnerable financial information
online, it's been the perfect storm," said Shawn Henry, FBI
cyber division assistant director, in a statement to the AP."We've
gotten so many requests (for help in overseas cases) that we actually
have started to embed FBI personnel into the national police agencies
of a number of countries."
The FBI and Secret Service
have been called into high-profile hacker cases in the past, with a
growing concern related to the higher number of attacks targeting
U.S. businesses and banks. The Secret Service is placing some
of its agents overseas to deal with electronic crimes -- all Secret
Service agents undergo extensive computer training -- but their exact
job responsibilities remain unknown.
FBI officials noted a
continued increase in the number of cyber attacks it has been
requested to investigate, with security analysts expecting the trend
Cyber security against attacks, especially if the
origin of the attack is overseas, has left security experts
dissatisfied, as the number of attacks continue to increase.
The FBI also recently warned hackers are targeting
law firms and public relations companies in an attempt to steal
personal information of clients and customers.