The DOJ Wants to Hire a Crypto Crime Attorney Adviser

The Department of Justice wants to hire an attorney adviser to specialize in cryptocurrency, dark web and hacking criminal cases.

AccessTimeIconJul 17, 2020 at 4:40 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 9:32 a.m. UTC

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is looking to hire a dark web, cryptocurrency and computer hacking attorney adviser to assist in its crackdown on international cybercrime.

  • This 12-month position will build out DOJ's crypto tracing and blockchain analysis capabilities, according to a Thursday job listing by the Criminal Division's overseas development office.
  • Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe and Central Asia - regions DOJ said are rife with "sophisticated transnational organized crime threats" in the cybercrime and intellectual property underworld - will be a top focus for the adviser, according to the posting.
  • Applicants must attain or maintain a Top Secret security clearance as they work alongside DOJ's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section and the U.S. Transnational and High-Tech Crime Global Law Enforcement Network, according to the posting.

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