Cybercrime Recovery Service Launches to Support Greater Manchester Businesses

23rd July 2020, 3:25 pm

Over the past 4 months, reports of cyber-attacks and online scams have been above the regional average against businesses and individuals. Disruptions caused by COVID-19 left businesses vulnerable and cybercriminals were able to take advantage through targeted attacks. Locally, there have been reports of business social media account compromise, ransomware attacks and invoice hijacking.

The Cyber Resilience Centre for Greater Manchester (CRC) works in close partnership with Greater Manchester Police to help businesses grow and strengthen their resilience to online crime. In response to this recent surge in online crime, they have launched their Cybercrime Recovery Service. This is a free service for any business within Greater Manchester who have been affected by a cybercrime and will help them to put the right security measures in place to prevent further attacks.

Detective Superintendent, Neil Jones from Greater Manchester Police and Head of Innovation at the CRC said ‘the strong partnership between police and the Cyber Resilience Centre means any business affected by online crime or fraud will get to know of this fantastic free service. They will get support from expert Cyber Security Consultants as well as Cyber Awareness training.’

It is estimated that cybercrime costs the Greater Manchester economy £860 million a year. Only around 1% of cyber-attacks are currently reported to the authorities in the UK, this means many businesses do not get support after it happens. The CRC is hoping their Cybercrime Recovery Service will encourage more local businesses to report any online related crime they may experience.

More information about the CRC:

About the Cyber Resilience Centre for the Greater Manchester

The CRC is a not-for-profit venture between Greater Manchester Police and Manchester Digital with a mission to work with businesses across all sectors to grow and strengthen their resilience to online crime. They work with academia, private sector, public sector and leading cyber organisations to offer the very best training, guidance and services to local businesses.

Greater Manchester. Greater Cyber Resilience.

Press Contact: Stephanie Lynch-Ozanar

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 077 563 44 263

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