Cyber Crime


 

 

Reporting

 

If you are concerned that you have been a victim of cyber crime, report it to ActionFraud on 0300 123 2040, or online at https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ .

Once a cyber crime has been reported we can then start investigating.

 

What we do

 

Our Cyber Crime Unit provides a holistic approach to tackling a crime type that only a few years ago remained unseen, unreported and undetected. Our focus is on addressing cyber dependent crimes and their impact upon businesses, groups, charities and some key critical national infrastructure organisations based in the South West. Such crimes include network intrusion, ransomware and denial of service attacks.

Our team works within four key areas:

Pursue
In the South West we are one of the country’s leading investigative units. In addition to investigating crimes that have been committed, we are proactive in using the latest tools and techniques to identify those cyber criminals that are causing harm to our communities.

 

Prevent
We have a passionate team whose aim is to divert primarily young and gifted individuals from committing cyber-crime to lawful and productive pathways. We engage closely with schools and partner agencies and run bespoke interactive sessions across the South West.

If you know of any young people who may benefit from our input, use our Prevent 'Cyber Futures' referral form.

 

Protect
Our network of Cyber Protect officers offer advice, guidance and provide examples of cyber crimes we have investigated where simple steps could have prevented an organisation from becoming a victim. Our advice is free, generally low cost to implement and only from trusted sources such as the National Cyber Security Centre.

Our Protect leaflet is a great starting point for advice and useful resources.

Prepare
Providing advice and guidance through desk-top exercises and innovative messaging preparing organisations for a cyber incident. Sadly, it is very much a question of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ an organisation will become a victim. Business Continuity, Incident Response, Media and Reputational damage limitation are key.

 

All these initiatives are there to protect the South West from cyber crime. We are always eager to hear from anyone with a view of what we do, and what we can do to help. You can contact us via email at [email protected], or for advice/guidance/events use [email protected].

 

To stay up to date with the latest cyber security advice and guidance, we also recommend signing up to our fortnightly Regional Cyber Briefing e-newsletter, or our more in-depth technical monthly Cyber Intelligence Report

 

We also maintain an active presence on our social media accounts below. Follow us on our accounts below:

  @swrccu

  SW Regional Cyber Crime Unit


Recent Updates:

Weekly Intelligence Briefing 29 July 2016

Cyber / Fri 29th, Jul

A 'Weekly Intelligence Briefing' produced by the Zephyr Regional Cyber Crime Unit.

Do you really know how mandate fraud works?

Cyber / Fri 22nd, Jul

Identity fraud occurs when criminals trick you into changing payment details (standing orders, direct debits etc), in order to divert payments intended for a legitimate organisation or person, to accounts controlled by the fraudster.

Weekly Intelligence Briefing 22 July 2016

Cyber / Fri 22nd, Jul

A 'Weekly Intelligence Briefing' produced by the Zephyr Regional Cyber Crime Unit.

Weekly Intelligence Briefing 15 July 2016

Cyber / Fri 15th, Jul

A 'Weekly Intelligence Briefing' produced by the Zephyr Regional Cyber Crime Unit.

Weekly Intelligence Briefing 08 July 2016

Cyber / Fri 08th, Jul

A 'Weekly Intelligence Briefing' produced by the Zephyr Regional Cyber Crime Unit.

Do you really know how identity fraud works?

Cyber / Thu 07th, Jul

Identity fraud occurs when criminals use your stolen personal details to commit fraud, whether that be to open a bank account or apply for a mortgage in your name. Criminals will often obtain your personal details from information you've made..

Weekly Intelligence Briefing 01 July 2016

Cyber / Fri 01st, Jul

A 'Weekly Intelligence Briefing' produced by the Zephyr Regional Cyber Crime Unit.

Weekly Intelligence Briefing 24th June 2016

Cyber / Fri 24th, Jun

A 'Weekly Intelligence Briefing' produced by the Zephyr Regional Cyber Crime Unit.

Weekly Intelligence Briefing 16th June 2016

Cyber / Thu 16th, Jun

A 'Weekly Intelligence Briefing' produced by the Zephyr Regional Cyber Crime Unit.

Weekly Intelligence Briefing 2nd June 2016

Cyber / Fri 03rd, Jun

A 'Weekly Intelligence Briefing' produced by the Zephyr Regional Cyber Crime Unit.

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