Cyber Crime can have a devastating effect on your personal or business life.
Criminals, using computer technology, may attempt to commit different types of crime, ranging from the theft of personal information, the transfer of financial assets to the seizing of business computer systems for ransom.
One of the best ways to prevent becoming a victim is to understand how these criminals operate and to recognise and remedy any of your own cyber security weaknesses which may be exploited.
The role of the PSNI Cyber Crime Centre is to develop capability, capacity and connectivity in respect to the prevention, protection and detection of cyber crime to keep people safe in Northern Ireland.
If you have been the victim of cybercrime, please contact Action Fraud.
The PSNI works in partnership with both the National Crime Agency's National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) and Action Fraud in the prevention, detection and investigation of cyber crime.
Local business and industry in Northern Ireland can report incidents direct to the PSNI via the online Cyber Crime Portal.
Reporting cyber incidents or crimes will help law enforcement to tackle these types of incident and crimes. It will also enable law enforcement to identify areas of concern patterns of cyber incidents or crimes and may assist in identifying and prosecuting offenders.
Further information can be obtained from:
- Information for Local Business & Industry
- Business Fraud - Crime Prevention Advice
- National Crime Agency Cyber Crime Unit
The PSNI Cyber Crime Centre (CCC) is part of C2 Serious Crime Branch, Specialist Investigation Unit led by D/Supt. John McVea. The unit is currently located at PSNI Knocknagoney Belfast and is staffed by Detectives with specialist technical and forensic capability and Detectives who are experienced and knowledgeable concerning the investigation of cyber crime.