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 consists of 236 dedicated officers.[2]

An arrest in April 2013[3] of a 16-year-old accused of a DDoS attack against anti-spam service Spamhaus, was attributed to NCCU detectives.

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  1. Hansard, 2013-08-29
  2. How the UK's new cyber cops will wage war on the dark web, Wired UK, 2013-10-21
  3. London schoolboy secretly arrested over 'world's biggest cyber attack', Standard, 2013-09-26