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Cyber Crime

The Cyber Crime Division was established in 2000, to investigate the sexual exploitation of children online and to provide assistance to Mississippi's law enforcement agencies on criminal use of technology. Since that time, the Division has expanded its role to also address major fraud, data theft, and cyber security.

The Division is made up of a team of prosecutors, investigators, digital forensic examiners, analysts, and administrative staff.  The Attorney General's Office is the host agency for the state's Internet Crimes Against Children (I.C.A.C.) Task Force, comprising more than 80 law enforcement officers from across the state to address threats to Mississippi's children. The Attorney General's Cyber Crime investigators also represent the agency in task force roles for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service, and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Our digital forensic examiners perform services related to the collection and analysis of evidence found on digital devices. Their work helps agencies on investigations ranging from burglaries to capital murder. Our forensic examiners also provide regular assistance to other areas of the Attorney General's Office contributing to its fight against corruption, abuse of the elderly, and human trafficking.

Useful links:

Internet Crimes against Children Task Force

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Cyber Tipline

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children NetSmartz – for parents, teachers, and school administrators

The Mississippi Sex Offender Registry



Kimberly Purdie,
Cyber Crime

Kimberly joined the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office in 2020, as the Director of the Cyber Crime Division under the leadership of newly-elected Attorney General Lynn Fitch. Kimberly previously served at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi, as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division where she prosecuted offenses such as carjacking, Hobbs Act robbery, sexual abuse of minors, immigration and postal crimes, and child exploitation. She prosecuted a number of cases under the office’s Project EJECT initiative. She also served as a coordinator for one of the office’s five human trafficking regional task forces. As Director of the Cyber Crime Division, Kimberly supervises a team of prosecutors, investigators, forensic examiners, and administrative staff to combat serious felonies and protect the state’s cyber infrastructure. Kimberly graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts in English and political science. She received her J.D. with a concentration in criminal law with honors from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

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