Cyber Crime


Recent news from the Regional Cyber Crime Unit:

Placement Opportunity - Cyber Crime Investigator

Cyber / Fri 09th, Mar

We are currently advertising a great opportunity for students studying a computer science related degree to take on a placement year with us as a ‘Cyber Crime Investigator’.

SW Cyber Roadshow

Cyber / Wed 14th, Feb

National Cyber Roadshows kicks off in South West

Data Stealing Hacking Tool Removed - PRESS RELEASE

Cyber / Wed 07th, Feb

A cyber hacking tool that allowed criminals to take full control of victims’ machines is no longer available after an international operation instigated and led by the South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit.

Proactive Cyber Policing

Cyber / Wed 31st, Jan

We look at a current investigation into lists of potentially compromised login credentials for businesses in the South West, and the steps we're taking to protect these organisations from the associated cyber threat.

Swap Hindsight for Foresight: Back up your data

Cyber / Wed 24th, Jan

We look at the lessons to be learned from our investigation into a South West based construction company who lost years of financial data from a ransomware attack.

Regional Cyber Briefing 19th Dec

Cyber / Tue 19th, Dec

In this briefing: Brute force attacks and how to defend against them, incident management plans, and schools are warned over hackable heating systems.

Regional Cyber Briefing 5th Dec

Cyber / Tue 05th, Dec

In this briefing: The NCSC release their weekly threat report, Cyber-thieves seek to cash in on Bitcoin, and how to develop a home and mobile working policy.

Regional Cyber Briefing 21st Nov

Cyber / Tue 21st, Nov

In this briefing we cover social engineering and offer some useful countermeasures that you can put in place. We also talk about the importance of staff awareness training to make them more aware of cyber threats.

Regional Cyber Briefing 7th Nov

Cyber / Tue 07th, Nov

In this briefing we talk about the proliferation of fake WhatsApp downloads, new anti-malware tactics being adopted by police, and the NCSC's vulnerabilities blog.

Regional Cyber Briefing 24th Oct

Cyber / Tue 24th, Oct

In this briefing we talk about banking Trojans, the NCSC Small Business Guide, and the UK's Office for National Statistics releases statistics for cyber-related fraud in England and Wales.

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