Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit

Falcon wordmap showing some of the work the unit does


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.

This excludes:

  • 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