Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit
Working to a strict remit within FALCON, the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit (MPCCU) will tackle those responsible for the most serious incidents involving:
- Cyber crime and cyber-enabled crime, facilitated by the use and control of malicious software (malware).
- Cyber crime and cyber-enabled crime, facilitated by the use of online phishing techniques.
- Computer and network intrusions (with various motives and objectives).
- Denial of service attacks and website defacement (with various motives and objectives).
- The online trade in financial, personal and other data obtained through cyber crime or cyber- enabled crime.
- The intentional and dishonest online provision of services, tools etc. to facilitate cyber crime or cyber-enabled crime.
- Routine reporting of cyber crime.
- Projects relating to the National Fraud Reporting Centre - Internet reporting of cyber crime will come under the control of the National Fraud Authority.
- Those areas of e-crime that fall within the remit of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).
We work in partnership with the National Crime Agency's NCCU - see related link.
The NCCU is the UK's lead for tacking the threat from serious cyber crime, with the responsibility and capability to lead the overall response, coordinate activity across a range of domestic and international partners and provide specialist cyber support and expertise across law enforcement