“We move forward together to combat transnational cyber-crime.” – Attaché Jason Clickner, U.S. Secret Service Resident Agent in Charge
Yesterday, June 12, Bulgaria’s General Directorate for Combatting Organized Crime Cyber Unit received from the United States Secret Service advanced computer equipment and storage media that will greatly increase the Cyber Unit’s investigative capabilities. The new equipment adds to the Cyber Unit’s ability to acquire and store forensic images of electronic storage media in support of criminal investigations.
Attaché Jason Clickner, U.S. Secret Service Resident Agent in Charge, describes the donation as, “Immediately increasing the ability of Bulgaria’s General Directorate for Combatting Organized Crime Cyber Unit to effectively conduct cyber investigations. This piece is a critical component of building the Cyber Unit’s capacity.”
“The U.S. Secret Service and GDBOP’s Cyber Unit have a long history of partnership working on all manner of cybercrime investigation. The U.S. Secret Service, through the State Department sponsored ILEA Program, has provided training in both basic and advanced investigations of computer network intrusion. “
“I’m very pleased we are able to make this donation, which will assist both Bulgaria and the U.S. as we move forward together to combat transnational cyber-crime.”
Chief Commissar Ivaylo Spiridonov, Director of General Directorate for Combatting Organized Crime thanked for the donation and said that “the good cooperation between the law enforcement agencies of Bulgaria and the United States is getting even stronger.”