Supervisory Special Agent
Supervisory Special Agent, The FBI
Justin M. Vallese is a Supervisory Special Agent with FBI Los Angeles who manages a computer intrusion squad comprised of Special Agents, Intelligence Analysts and Computer Scientists. This squad is responsible for conducting counterterrorism, counterintelligence and criminal computer intrusion investigations which impact the greater Los Angeles area. SSA Vallese is also responsible for outreach and liaison with private sector partners, as well as interfacing with the FBI’s Cyber Division. SSA Vallese has investigated and managed a variety of the most significant computer intrusion matters including an international hacker-for-hire conspiracy, celebrity hacking and stalking cases, a Chinese-government backed intrusion conspiracy which led to the arrest and US prosecution of Su Bin, the Sony Pictures intrusion, the WannaCry ransomware outbreak and a number of financial institution intrusions. Prior to his work in the cyber arena, SSA Vallese was assigned to work Financial Crimes, Internet Fraud, and Intellectual Property Rights investigations at the FBI Los Angeles.