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12 March 2021

PSNI Cyber Crime Update

The following important information has been provided by the PSNI Cyber Crime Team

Dear Partner,

As we move towards Spring and into what we all hope to be a more positive phase of the Covid pandemic, cyber attackers continue to attack organisations across Northern Ireland, from sole traders, micro businesses to large enterprises.

Recent changes in Ransomware techniques combined with well-publicised incidents such as the recent Microsoft Exchange vulnerability ( are just two examples of potential risks faced across Northern Ireland on a daily basis. While many of these threats may at first seem daunting, it is important to emphasise that taking a small number of simple steps will help protect your organisation from common attacks.

This latest information sheet from the Cyber Crime Centre highlights two new services on offer to local organisations.

Cyber Aware – Cyber Action Plan:  A new service aimed at Micro Businesses (those with under 10 employees) which will provide a personalised list of actions designed to help improve your cyber security.  

Police CyberAlarm – A new free service from the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) designed to provide members with regular and free monitoring and vulnerability assessment reports while at the same time, helping the Cyber Crime Centre understand current threats facing organisations across all sectors in Northern Ireland.  

More information on Police CyberAlarm can be found on and via:

Twitter: @PolCyberAlarm





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