(U) This assessment discusses the use and attempted use of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) materials by domestic terrorists subsequent to the 2001 anthrax attacks. According to the MIOG Section 266-1(1), “domestic terrorists” are “individual(s) who seek to further political or social goals wholly or in part through activities that involve the use of force or violence and violate federal law.” For the purposes of this assessment, the definition excludes foreign-based and “homegrown” terrorists who identify with or are affiliated with an international terrorist ideology or group.
(U//FOUO) The Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC) conducted a preliminary analysis of the approximately 30 pieces of evidence recovered after the 25 December 2009 attempted bombing of Northwest Airlines flight 253. The evidence consisted of a plastic syringe initiator with traces of Ethyl Glycol, a main charge of 76 grams of Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate (PETN) wrapped in a container made of thin soft “plastic” film-like material and tape and clothing worn by the bomber. The underwear worn by the bomber was modified to provide storage of the main charge which was anatomically congruent, possibly to avoid detection during screening. The underwear sustained thermal damage. Blue jeans worn by the bomber also sustained thermal damage (scorching) on the inside with small spots of melted plastic on the outside surface.
(U//FOUO/LES) On November 21, 2008, subject was pulled over by members of the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) for traffic violations and other suspicious activity. After giving officers consent to search his vehicle, Subject was found to be in
possession of multiple items suggestive of his participation in health care fraud. These items included: multiple pre-signed blank checks from medical companies, a fake driver’s license, and credit cards for medical companies in other individual’s names.
Under the National Infrastructure Protection Plan, the Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Infrastructure Threat and Risk Analysis Center (HITRAC) has the responsibility to produce assessments that support the strategic planning needed to enhance the protection and preparedness of the Nation’s critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKRs). HITRAC analyzed information about terrorist attack capabilities, goals, and objectives to assess the potential terrorist attack methods that might be used against CIKRs.
FBI FOUO brief on Mobile Forensics, May 28, 2009.
FBI Bomb Explosives Division Warning Concerning Letter and Package Bomb Indicators.
Internationally, suicide bombings can be grouped into three basic categories of devices:
Type I – Bomber Actuated IEDs Carried in Bag, Box or Other Object
Type II – Bomber Actuated IED Worn Under or as Part of Clothing of Bomber
Type III – Bomber Actuated IED Concealed in Vehicle
First responding officers should be aware of suspicious factors that may indicate a possible terrorist threat. These factors should be considered collectively in assessing a possible threat. This quick reference guide is intended to provide practical information for line officers but may not encompass every threat or circumstance. State and local law enforcement may contact their local FBI field office or resident agency for additional assistance.
(U) United Society of Aryan Skinheads Activity in San Diego
(U) The United Society of Aryan Skinheads (USAS) is seeking to increase their visibility in San Diego in an effort to become the premier Skinhead organization in California. The San Diego Field Intelligence Group is seeking the assistance of local law enforcement partners to identify the location USAS members and groups in the San Diego area.
# Many offenders experienced a significant personal loss in the months leading up to the attack, such as a death, breakup, or divorce in the family.
# Many offenders engaged in repetitive viewing of violent media and were often fascinated with previous school shootings. Repeated viewing of movies depicting school shootings, such as “Zero Day” and “Elephant,” may indicate a fascination with campus attacks.
# Be aware of the subject’s online videos, blogs, and social networking activities.
This intelligence assessment examines acts of violence by racist skinheads between 1 January 2007 and 30 September 2008. For the purposes of this report these acts are limited to physical violence against persons (assaults, rape, murder) and property (arson). Threats of violence and violence by incarcerated racist skinheads who are members of prison gangs such as the Aryan Brotherhood are not included. The assessment is designed to help law enforcement become more aware of the violent tendencies of racist skinheads. The statistical information for this report is drawn from news reports available on the Internet, police reports, and FBI case information.
InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the public and private industry.
Includes business executives, entrepreneurs, military Includes and government officials, computer professionals, academia, state and local law enforcement and concerned citizens. It encourages sharing information between the government and the private sector for the purpose of protecting the national critical infrastructure.
The mission of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is to uphold the law through the investigation of violations of federal criminal law; to protect the United States from foreign intelligence and terrorist activities; and to provide leadership and law enforcement assistance to federal, state, local and international agencies. Vital to the support of the FBI mission is the implementation of records management policies and procedures that ensure the proper creation, maintenance, use and disposition of records.
Recent statistics suggest that escalating foreclosures provide criminals the opportunity to exploit and defraud vulnerable homeowners seeking financial guidance. The perpetrators convince homeowners that they can save their homes from foreclosure through deed transfers and the payment of up-front fees. This “foreclosure rescue” often involves a manipulated deed process that results in the preparation of forged deeds. In extreme instances, perpetrators may sell the home or take out a second loan without the homeowners’ knowledge, stripping the property’s equity for personal enrichment.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation Electronic Biometric Transmission Specification is the method by which the Federal Bureau of Investigation supports the exchange of biometric data used to facilitate the determination of the personal identity of a subject from fingerprint, palm, facial or other biometric information, across criminal justice agencies or organizations that use an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) or related systems nationwide.
The mission of IRAT is to achieve maximum coordination and cooperation among participating agencies in an effort to identify, locate, and apprehend violent offenders wanted for committing violent crimes to include murder, robbery, violent assault, serious sexual assaults, kidnaping, and other major crimes of violence. In addition to the safe apprehension of known and/or unknown criminals wanted for prior offenses, IRAT may target known career criminals for prosecution and conduct appropriate investigation in cases wherein the participating agencies have jurisdictional interests, IRAT will enhance the effectiveness of all participating agencies through a well coordinated effort seeking the most effective investigative avenues by which to locate and apprehend fugitives who are attempting to avoid prosecution.
Several domestically based extremist organizations have demonstrated an interest in recruiting current and former gang members. No specific, credible intelligence indicates members of US-based street gangs are currently engaged in operational planning on behalf of terrorist organizations targeting the United States; however, former gang members have been arrested for terrorist plotting as recently as 2005. Terrorist recruitment patterns could potentially increase gang member involvement with terrorist groups.
The DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis and the FBI are releasing this Joint Homeland Security Note to raise security awareness regarding terrorist interest in targeting luxury hotels.
The DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis and the FBI are releasing this Joint Homeland Security Note to raise security awareness regarding terrorist interest in targeting sport and entertainment venues.
InfraGard is a cooperative undertaking between the FBI and an association of businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to increasing the security of United States critical infrastructures.
Federal Departments and Agencies, State Homeland Security Advisors, Security Managers, State and Local Law Enforcement, and Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs). Secondary release, dissemination or sharing of this product is authorized by Federal Departments and Agencies within their respective departments and agencies, and by State Homeland Security Advisors within their state and local jurisdictions to authorized homeland security partners, that have an official valid need-to-know.
We have been concerned over the past few years that an attack on the scale of the London or Madrid attacks could be undertaken in the Homeland, have been actively working to prevent such an attack, and have issued Information Bulletins on this subject. The 7 July terrorist operations in London using apparent improvised explosive device (IED) attacks against public transportation systems involved one of several types of terrorist operations we have been concerned about in the post-September 11th environment.
This album is intended to allow members of the law enforcement and banking community to view surveillance photographs of unidentified bank robbers in order to assist with their identification. If you believe you recognize an individual depicted in this album, please contact the FBI/Philadelphia Police Department Violent Crime Task Force at 215-418-4000.
(U//FOUO) Los Angeles and Riverside are among 131 U.S. cities that report a Mexican drug-trafficking organization (DTO) presence with a corresponding cartel affiliation. In spite of this, cities in the Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC)/Joint Drug Intelligence Group (JDIG)’s area of responsibility (AoR) have felt little impact from the violence currently affecting Mexico. and there is a low probability this will change in the near term (three to six months). Nevertheless, cartel members are using increasingly ruthless tactics.
Information from several recent planned or thwarted terrorist plots shows the importance of the use of insiders to gain access to targets and collect preoperational information. Al-Qa‘ida planner Dhiren Barot, whom UK authorities arrested in 2006, had tasked a member of his group to secure employment at a hotel in the United Kingdom to learn how to deactivate fire and security systems.