Report a Cybersecurity Concern
There are various groups that can help, depending on your worry or potential threat. To find out where to go, refer to the list of organizations and information about them below.
Concerned That Your Data Has Been Compromised?
If you think your data has been compromised, here are some steps you can take:
Be sure to periodically review your credit report for inquiries from a company that you have not contacted, accounts you did not open, and debts on your accounts that you cannot explain.
NOTE: Federal law allows you to obtain a free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each credit reporting company.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
If you feel that you or someone you know has been ripped-off, conned, or scammed; utilize the Federal Trade Commission's Fraud Report Page.
The mission of the FTC is to protect "consumers and competition by preventing anticompetitive, deceptive, and unfair business practices through law enforcement, advocacy, and education without unduly burdening legitimate business activity."
Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
If you think you have been the victim of an Internet crime or if you want to file on behalf of another person you believe has been a victim, contact the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center.
The mission of the IC3 is to "provide the public with a reliable and convenient reporting mechanism to submit information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation concerning suspected Internet-facilitated criminal activity and to develop effective alliances with law enforcement and industry partners. Information is analyzed and disseminated for investigative and intelligence purposes to law enforcement and for public awareness."
United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)
If you believe you have received a phishing email or visited a phishing website, forward the email or address to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you suspect a computer or network vulnerability, visit www.us-cert.gov/report or call 1-888-282-0870.
Created in 2003, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team is "responsible for analyzing and reducing cyber threats and vulnerabilities, disseminating cyber threat warning information, and coordinating incident response activities."
To help reduce the number of spam calls you receive, add all your phone numbers to available no-call lists:
"Cybersecurity is our shared responsibility."