National Cyber Crime Unit

The National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) is a unit of the National Crime Agency with responsibility for computer crime. It began operating in shadow form[1] prior to October 2013 when it incorporated the computer crime expertise of the Serious Organised Crime Agency and the Police Central e-crime Unit as part of the 2011 Cyber Security Strategy. The unit consisted of 236 dedicated officers by October 2013[2], rising to 351 by April 2016[3].

An arrest in April 2013[4] of a 16-year-old accused of a DDoS attack against anti-spam service Spamhaus, was attributed to NCCU detectives.

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