FBI's Cyber Most Wanted List

The FBI just added two members of the Syrian Electronic Army to its cyber most-wanted list.

I had no idea that the FBI had a cyber most-wanted list.

Posted on March 23, 2016 at 1:03 PM • 10 Comments

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bf skinnerMarch 23, 2016 2:04 PM

I've heard it said that the Most Wanted was conceived as, and is yet, a marketing tool. They put people on the list who they believe they are close to apprehending. Then they catch them. Then they say "See? We CATCH our most wanted."

Stu DentloanMarch 23, 2016 2:18 PM

It almost looks like a listing of my university professors and graduate assistants.

Do they still post these lists in U.S. post offices? Maybe they should post that list on the front page of their Web site. However you would not normally see these people committing criminal acts. Maybe if we see them on a park bench hastily tapping away on their keyboards?

legionMarch 23, 2016 4:21 PM

Maybe the FBI also has an EXTREEEEME Most Wanted list - for the most Radical of radicals...

TõnisMarch 23, 2016 6:27 PM

Why don't they figure out who some of these cryptolocker menaces that hurt our hospitals, our critical infrastructure are? Why isn't the NSA helping to find out who these cyber criminals are so that we can extradite them or have the CIA go extraordinary rendition on their asses?

BlueLightMemoryMarch 23, 2016 7:05 PM

"Maybe the FBI also has an EXTREEEEME Most Wanted list"

I'm sure they do, but they won't release that list to the public since James Comey and every other head of the American intelligence agencies are on it for treason.

Angelo CastigliolaMarch 24, 2016 9:55 AM

The FBI has had a Cyber most wanted list for a while now, but it is not who you would think it would be. Mostly the list was comprised of identity thieves from Russia and Ukraine. The recent addition of chinese hackers and now the Syrian Electronic Army makes the list a little more interesting now.

-Angelo Castigliola

ScaredMarch 24, 2016 10:35 AM

@bf skinner

That would explain why Julian Assange and Edward Snowden are missing from the list.

Anonymous CowMarch 24, 2016 1:53 PM

...That would explain why Julian Assange and Edward Snowden are missing from the list...

Sorry: unauthorized possession and/or disclosure is quite different from actions that cause loss of finances or loss of life.

Sancho_PMarch 24, 2016 6:24 PM

@Tõnis

Listen, business is to fulfil demands.
If you want to stay in business you better grow than cut off demands ;-)

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