Covid-19 Pandemic – Fraud & Cybercrime

The public are being urged to follow online safety advice as evidence emerges that criminals are exploiting the Coronavirus online.  Experts from the National Cyber Security Centre have revealed a range of attacks being perpetrated online as cyber criminals seek to exploit COVID-19. Techniques seen since the start of the year include bogus emails...

Man charged with drug offences

A 38-year-old man has been charged with drug offences following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU). Michael Gayle of Wentworth Way, Ascot was charged yesterday (4/3) with: One count of possession with intent to supply class A drugs – cocaine; One count of possession with intent to supply class...

Father and son among trio jailed for drugs conspiracy

A trio of drug dealers, including a father and son, who conspired to sell cocaine and ecstasy have been jailed for a total of 27 years, following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU). The men, all from West London, were jailed for their involvement in conspiring to supply the class A...

Cyber-crime site selling hacking tool taken down following international operation

A website which sold a hacking tool purchased by cyber criminals in 124 countries and gave full remote control of victims’ computers has been taken down following an international investigation. 14,500 people across the world purchased the Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan (IM RAT) from https://imminentmethods.net for as little as US$25. Once covertly installed...

Warning on dangers of online Christmas fraudsters

Size matters… especially when it comes to passwords! That’s the message from specialist cyber crime officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU). Many people will already be thinking ahead to Black Friday and Cyber Monday in order to get the best online bargains before Christmas. But shoppers need to beware of...

ROCU – National Cyber Protect Network

The UK Government recognises the significant threat from cyber crime to UK businesses, charities, individuals and the educational sector. As part of the national strategy to tackle the threat of cyber crime, the national Cyber Protect network has been created. Led by the City of London Police and that National Police Chief’s Council, the...

National Cyber Prevent Programme

The UK has a problem. A large number of young people are committing criminal offences which are contrary to the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Estimates vary, but some figures estimate that 1 in 4 teenagers has attempted something which is illegal under that act. We know that the average age of arrest for cyber...

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SEROCU Cyber Protect YouTube Channel - useful cyber security videos

Our YouTube Channel contains useful videos explaining important concepts of cyber security as well as hints and tips.


Small Business Guide

NCSC Small Business Guide Download

Cyber security needn't be a daunting challenge for small business owners. Following the five quick and easy steps outlined in the guide could save time, money and even your business’ reputation.

There is also a guide specifically for charities.


NCSC Infographics

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Small Business Guide

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10 Steps to Cyber Security