One note: It should be the policy of all firms to report cyber crime. However, knowing there you have been breached, tracking the breach and compiling evidence can be timely and costy if the correct systems are not in place BEFORE a breach. Nevertheless, as data is colllected from the FBI, U. S. Department of Justice, "the collective impact is staggering". Billions of dollars are lost every year repairing systems hit by such attacks. Some take down vital systems, disrupting and sometimes disabling the work of hospitals, banks, and 9-1-1 services around the country.
Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
This information is provided as an effort to minimize cyber crime. According to the FBI's website on cyber crime, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). IC3's mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime. The IC3 gives the victims of cyber crime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations. For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, and local level, IC3 provides a central referral mechanism for complaints involving Internet related crimes.