Organised crime has been quick to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Internet, particularly the growth in e-commerce and online banking.
Specialist criminal groups target individuals, small businesses and large corporate networks to steal personal information in bulk in order to profit from the compromised data available to them.
Common cyber threats include:
Visit our guidance page for consumers for further information on these threats, and tips on how to combat them.
Visit our guidance pages for businesses for further information on Hacking and DDoS attacks.
The National cyber crime unit (NCCU) is the part of the NCA that helps fight cyber crime in the UK. Find out more about the National Cyber Crime Unit.