Any offence where criminals use technology such as computers, smartphones and tablets to break the law, is classed as an online crime.
Ways in which victims can be targeted include:
- theft of personal and sensitive data
- stalking and harassment
- blackmail (sextortion)
- Online fraud
- Online bullying and threatening messages
- Online blackmail (also known as sextortion)
- Online terrorist material
Cyber support for businesses
The South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit (ROCU) helps organisations to become more cyber resilient. Find out more on the South West ROCU website.