The growth in e-commerce and online banking has given rise to an unprecedented increase in cybercrime.
The National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) is the arm of the National Crime Agency (NCA) deployed to combat crimes committed using online or electronic media. Since 2010, it has been widely acknowledged by security agencies, including the NCA and its predecessor, the Serious Organise Crime Agency, as well as Interpol and other international forces, that cybercrime represents a significant threat to national security.
At Blaser Mills, our Legal 500 and Chambers rated Crime team is equipped to deal with offences of cybercrime. We work closely with our commercial team, which caters for international clients, making us well placed to advise on investigations that are often transnational and involve cross-jurisdictional issues.
The NCA investigates individuals and networks suspected of committing the following types of prohibited acts (among others):-
- Offences under The Computer Misuse Act 1990
- Malware and phishing offences.
- Distributed Denial of Service (DOS) attacks
Other activities the NCA investigates include; cloning, internet fraud, identity theft and Bitcoin fraud. Blaser Mills also has experience defending individuals accused of money laundering, fraud and financial crime and possession of indecent images, all which can fall under the umbrella of cybercrime.
At Blaser Mills, we pride ourselves on being able to assist our clients in both an advisory capacity and in litigation. We understand the specific demands and issues presented by these types of cases and have represented clients and advised businesses nationwide.
Cybercrime investigations can often involve cross-border law enforcement agencies, such as Interpol, and complex jurisdictional issues. It is, therefore, important to have the highest quality legal advice from the outset from a firm experienced in representing international clients.
If you would like advice on the law surrounding cybercrime, have been accused of committing an offence under the Computer Misuse Act, or are a business owner with concerns about being targeted, we will be happy to assist you.