The Denver Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced its recipient of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA). Special Agent in Charge, James F. Yacone, presented this prestigious award to Ms. Melanie Pearlman. Ms. Pearlman is the director of the CELL (Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab) in downtown Denver. Under her leadership the CELL has proven to be a one-of-a-kind institution dedicated to the prevention of terrorism through the advancement of educational and training initiatives. Managing an interactive exhibit, coordinating a speaker series and law enforcement training programs, Ms. Pearlman has become an important community figure dedicated to the safety and well-being of those within the United States.
Since 1990, the DCLA has been a principle means for the FBI to publicly recognize the achievements of individuals and organizations that make extraordinary contributions to crime and violence prevention and education in their communities. Each field office selects one individual or organization each year.
Board Meetings (2:30p.m.):
Alumni Association Meetings (6:00p.m.):
Holiday party/meeting, December 11th, Brown Palace
Members may be interested in:
Regis Annual Speaker Series on Sexual Homicide
Every Tuesday, October 22 – December 10, 2013
Regis University Main Campus
Download the Speaker Series flyer (PDF) for details.
The 8th Annual CSI Conference
Friday, November 15 – Saturday, November 16, 2013
Regis University Main Campus
Download the conference flyer (PDF) for details.
Read about our volunteers and past FBICAAA Denver chapter activities and events on our news page.
September 18, 2013
Beta Bot masquerades as the “User Account Control” message box, it is also able to perform modifications to a user’s computer. If the pop-up message shown here or a similar prompt appears on your computer and you did not request it or are not making modifications to your system’s configuration, do not authorize “Windows Command Processor” to make any changes.
According to the IC3 website, cyber criminals use Beta Bot to target financial institutions, e-commerce sites, online payment platforms, and social networking sites to steal sensitive data such as log-in credentials and financial information. Beta Bot blocks computer users’ access to security websites and disables anti-virus programs, leaving computers vulnerable to compromise.
Beta Bot infection vectors include an illegitimate but official looking Microsoft Windows message box named “User Account Control” that requests a user’s permission to allow the “Windows Command Processor”to modify the user’s computer settings. If the user complies with the request, the hackers are able to exfiltrate data from the computer. Beta Bot is also spread via USB thumb drives or online via Skype, where it redirects the user to compromised websites.
Always be careful—and very aware—when allowing modifications to your computer. Some malware will install itself even if you respond “No” or close the message box. If in doubt just turn off your computer.
July 29, 2013. During the past 72 hours, the FBI, its local, state, and federal law enforcement partners, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) conducted Operation Cross Country VII, a three-day enforcement action to address commercial child sex trafficking throughout the United States.
The operation included enforcement actions in 76 cities across 47 FBI divisions nationwide and led to the recovery of 105 children who were being victimized through prostitution. Additionally, 150 pimps were arrested on state and federal charges.
The final breakdown of the accomplishments for the Colorado/Wyoming operations during Operation Cross Country:
Additionally, we averaged 62 law enforcement personnel working each day of the 3-day operation. Participating agencies included the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, Aurora Police Department, Casper Police Department, Colorado Springs Police Department, Denver Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Greenwood Village Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Lakewood Police Department, Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, Pueblo Police Department, United States Marshals, Wheat Ridge Police Department, and the Wyoming Division Criminal Investigation.
Operation Cross Country is part of the Innocence Lost National Initiative that was established in 2003 by the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division, in partnership with the Department of Justice and NCMEC, to address the growing problem of child prostitution.
To date, the FBI and its task force partners have recovered more than 2,700 children from the streets. For additional information about Operation Cross Country, including video, visit the FBI website. More information about the FBI’s Innocence Lost Initiative.
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The Montrose County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI Denver Division are seeking information on the identification of found human remains. On July 7, 1994, the human remains of an unidentified female were found on the Uncompahgre Plateau near the area known as Windy Point. This is a popular hunting and camping spot.
The victim is believed to be a white female between the ages of 35 to 45, 5'4" to 5'7" tall, with reddish-brown hair. Autopsy reports show this victim suffered from Temporo-Mandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ), Scoliosis, and lateral kyphosis of the spine, she also had dental work done.
Please contact the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office at 970-252-4023, your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.
The mission of the FBICAAA Denver Chapter is to promote safer communities through service projects designed to educate Denver and Colorado communities about law enforcement, with particular emphasis on the mission, resources, and priorities of the FBI.