How to Handle ISPs Who Turn a Blind Eye to Criminal Activity?

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We did exactly that with a similar incident and the local FBI Cyber

Crimes folks told us that they couldn't help us because they were
entirely dedicated to potential terrorist activities. So, I would
say "contact local authorities and play it up as a terrorist act" if
you want any help at all.

Indeed -- thanks for reminding me of that. :slight_smile:

In fact, Brian Krebs over at the Washington Post wrote a nice
article on this very issue last month:

"The cyber portion of the 2008 [FBI budget] request includes a request for
$258.5 million in funding for some 659 field agents, a 1.5 percent increase
over 2007 levels. That's 659 out of a total of 11,868 FBI agents
nationwide, which would mean the FBI is on track to dedicate roughly 5.5
percent of its agents to cyber crime investigations. But as we'll see
later, the true number may actually be lower."


- - ferg