Target USA

Target USA – Ep 32 – Online and Undercover: The FBI Chasing Terrorists in Cyberspace

Paul Abbate, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office (WFO), is losing a lot of sleep over what he’s seeing now. In the last two years, 15 terrorism cases have been brought in the National Capitol Region, according to U.S. Department of Justice officials. There have been at least seven cases this year: a college student, a former transit police officer, a former National Guard member, a young mother with a 7-year-old child, and a man who made it all the way to Syria and actually fought with ISIL. All are part of a growing terrorism threat that seems to cut across gender, demographics and social status in the D.C. area. The common denominator for all of them is online activity. Abbate discusses the threat and the plan to neutralize it.