Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section

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The Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) is a section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in charge of investigating computer crime (hacking, viruses, worms) and intellectual property crime and specializing in the search and seizure of digital evidence in computers and on networks.

The Section has had recent success. A conviction was handed down by a New Jersey jury in the case of Christopher Rad, who organized an international securities fraud ring, and stock manipulated through botnets.[1]


  1. "Organizer of International Securities Fraud Ring Perpetrated Through Botnets and Stock Manipulation Convicted". Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved 19 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>