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UAB Birmingham Anti-Cybercrime Computational Operation

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $447,174)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham will develop a Cybercrime Prevention Computational Operation. The primary goal of this project will be to reduce the time of ineffective coverage between the creation of a new phishing/SPAM site and its ability to be detected by existing methodologies. Thsi will reduce the level of cyber-victimization involving financial loss, identity theft, and related illegal and fraudulent activities. The initiative will also provide investigators with a web-based portal to access digital forensic evidence and reduce the volume of SPAM via successful investigation and prosecution using enhanced tools. This cybercrime prevention effort is based on a combination of data mining and online support of users of e-mail and the Internet, on an opt-in basis. The University of Alabama will develop and promulgate technology that will promptly warn end users if a phishing attack is being attempted against them.


Date Created: September 1, 2008