Leveraging state-of-the-art technologies and innovative methodologies, the Cyber Crimes Unit (CCU) provides expert digital forensics support to the Office of Investigations and also conducts cyber investigations affecting the Postal Service IT infrastructure.
CCU investigations are often highly complex, long-term investigations that include multiple devices used in several roles. Investigative successes in the criminal, civil, and administrative realm have been realized, and an increase in resolved cyber investigations has been achieved from 2018 to present day, with numerous indictments, arrests, and search warrants yielding positive results. CCU investigations vary from the collusion of Postal employees recruited for fraud or theft to the misuse of USPS computer systems, child exploitation, network breaches, and network intrusions.
By following industry trends and technological innovations, CCU identifies the areas of focus that will most benefit not just us, but the larger OIG community. The field of digital evidence is a dynamic terrain and requires research and rapid adaptation.
If you feel you may have been a victim of, witness to, or have received information pertaining to computer crimes, please visit the OIG Hotline for reporting options.