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Cyber Crime

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What is cyber dependant crime?

Nottinghamshire Police’s Cyber Crime Unit deal with Cyber-dependant crime or any offence that falls within the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Cyber-dependant crimes are offences where a computer/network has targeted another computer or network. This could be in the form of a hacking, denial of service attack or malicious software.

The cyber crime unit also deliver an early intervention scheme called Cyber PREVENT. The ethos of Cyber Prevent is to help individuals who are showing signs of drifting into criminality to use their skills in a positive way, rather than for committing Computer Misuse Act offences. 

Protect yourself against cyber crime

Please report all cybercrime incidents directly through the Action Fraud website, or by calling 0300 123 2040. All reports to Action Fraud will be fed back to our Cyber Protect officers, so we can contact victims and provide support and guidance to prevent repeat victimisation.

Online support

We align all of our advice with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

If you’ve attended one of our presentations or you have reviewed our advice, we’d appreciate it if you could take 2 minutes to complete our survey as this will help us to highlight any gaps or know if we are doing everything ok? 

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