Cybercrime is an ever-evolving area of law. The National Crime Agency states that the most common cyber threats include:
- Hacking – including email passwords and social media accounts.
- Malicious software – including ransomware which is used to hijack companies folders and computer systems and hold the company to ransom.
- Phishing – emails sent at random requesting personal details and security information.
- Digital denial of service (DDOS) attacks on websites.
Other types of cybercrime include;
- Bitcoin Fraud
- Identity theft
- Cloning investigation
- Spreading viruses
- Internet fraud and online fraud
- Computer Misuse Act offences
Cybercrime offences are often followed by allegations of money laundering and Proceeds of Crime Act applications (POCA). We have extensive experience dealing with matters of this kind and have a track record for successfully representing clients at POCA hearings and having items returned to them.
Accused of cybercrime
If you have been accused of a cybercrime offence, we will be able to advise you throughout the entire process from interview to the conclusion of any court case. We will represent you in interview, deal confidentially with any concerns that may arise, prepare your case taking any necessary statements and evidence that will add weight to your defence and represent you in the Magistrates Court or Crown Court.
You will see the same solicitor from the start to the very end of your case and we will always be on hand to answer your questions. We understand facing a criminal allegation can be stressful and our aim is to alleviate any anxiety you feel.