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DHS, FBI, IC3, issue joint best practice list for malware

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January 20, 2012
Cyber Security, Education, FedCyber Wire
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The DHS and the FBI jointly issued a list of best practices for recovery from malicious erasure of computer files in an intelligence note from the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

The note issued on Jan. 20 advised businesses and individuals on a number of ways to mitigate the growing incidents of cyber criminals damaging computer systems and data by changing or deleting files, wiping hard drives, or erasing backups to hide some or all of their malicious activity and tradecraft.

The IC3 is a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) receives Internet related criminal complaints from the public and researches, develops, and refers the criminal complaints to the appropriate federal, state, local, or international law enforcement and/or regulatory agencies for any investigation they deem to be appropriate.

via Government Security News, continued here.