Faced with the growing threat of cybercrime, the FBI has turned to dogs to help crack down on computer crimes.
The canines are trained to sniff out electronic components that store data, News12 reports . Some of the components are tiny and hard to find.
“Cybercrime has evolved and is such a threat right now,” says the Newark FBI’s Michael Brodack.
Electronics are growingly important and can help investigators find evidence against suspects.
“It’s the gang member with a cellphone; it’s the terrorist who builds a bomb using electronic components, all of those are devices that Iris (a dog) is trained to detect,” says Phil Frigm, a supervisory special agent in the FBI’s cybercrime division.