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Our efforts are focused on identifying, investigating, and disrupting individuals that are inciting violence and engaging in criminal activity, as we do in the normal course of business, we are gathering information to identify any potential threatsand are sharing that information with our partners. The FBI respects the rights of individuals to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights.
The incarcerated fraudsters — who typically bribe guards to acquire cell phones — would choose an affluent area such as Beverly Hills, California, they would search the Internet to learn the correct area code and telephone dialing prefix. Then, with nothing but time on their hands, they would start dialing numbers in sequence, trolling for victims.
With regard to the House Intelligence Committee’s memorandum, the FBI was provided a limited opportunity to review this memo the day before the committee voted to release it, as expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.
Investigators developed information to suggest that Faye Hsin-I Ku crossed the border illegally from San Diego to Tijuana with the three children on August 29, 2015, the FBI’s Legal Attach( Legat) office in Legat Mexico City pursued a series of leads to identify their location and passed information to Mexican officials, who took prompt action, assuring the safety of the children.
Investigators will work to identify the person or group responsible, the motivation and whether religious bias was a factor, all evidence will be reviewed by state and federal prosecutors to determine whether a violation under federal civil rights statutes occurred. The FBI is committed to ensure law-abiding citizens are protected and to deter those who would threaten them.
At this time, there is no specific or credible threat to the United States. We will not hesitate to adjust our security posture, as appropriate, to protect the American people, dHS and the FBI routinely share information with our state, local, federal and international law enforcement, intelligence and homeland security partners, and continually evaluate the level of protection we provide at federal facilities.
We are deeply concerned about the destructive nature of this attack on a private sector entity and the ordinary citizens who worked there, further, North Korea's attack on SPE reaffirms that cyber threats pose one of the gravest national security dangers to the United States. Though the FBI has seen a wide variety and increasing number of cyber intrusions, the destructive nature of this attack, coupled with its coercive nature, sets it apart.