North West Regional Organised Crime Unit
  • Got a virus?

    Legitimate companies do NOT cold call you to fix your computer

  • 3 golden rules

    What are the three golden rules of cyber security and do you follow them?

  • Ransomware

    What do you do if your files are encrypted and you are asked to pay a ransom?

  • CISP

    Membership of the Cyber Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP) is a must for businesses.

  • Public wi-fi safety

    Using public wi-fi is very handy but hackers use it too.  Keep yourself safe with this useful guide.

  • Cilck this link

    Did you spot the mistake??

    Don't click links on unsolicited emails or open attachments

    Never give financial details by e-mail

  • e-mail spoofing

    Do you really know where that e-mail came from? It may look like someone you know, but could easily be from a forged account. 



Cyber-crime is an ever increasing threat within the UK. The cost of cyber-crime is estimated to be costing the UK economy billions of pounds per year, and the costs to individuals and businesses are often staggering.

TITAN has a dedicated Cyber Crime team that works both reactively and proactively on significant cyber-crime investigations pursuing cyber-criminals.

But the team also proactively engages with businesses and communities in supporting them protect and prepare themselves against cyber-attack, as well as prevent individuals or groups from becoming cyber criminals in the first place.

GCHQ announced that 80% of cyber-crime is easily preventable, and so here in the North Western Region we want to help realise that figure to protect our communities and businesses from becoming victims so that we can focus our investigative resources on pursuing the most serious threats.

Here you will find articles, advisories and blogs aimed at keeping you up-to-date with the latest threats, trends and methods on how to protect yourself from cyber-attack.


Want to find out more about how to protect yourself and your business from cyber crime and online fraud? 

We have a series of useful videos on our Youtube channel from other organisations which may help you.

Click here to visit our youtube channel.

Fri 10th, Mar

'Your computer has a virus"

Legitimate companies like Talk Talk, BT, Microsoft and Google do NOT cold call you to fix your computer.

Sat 04th, Mar

Do you know the three golden rules?

80% of cyber crime can be prevented by following three simple golden rules. But do you know what they are? And more importantly, do you follow them?

Fri 03rd, Mar

Ransomware - why you shouldn't pay

Ransomware is one of the biggest current cyber threats. Your data is encrypted and criminals ask for digital currency to get everything back. But what should you do?

Tue 21st, Feb

Please cilck this link!

Be vigilant about unsolicited e-mails and don't open them or click on links.

Thu 09th, Feb

Cyber Information Sharing Partnership

If your business operates online in any way, you need to make sure you are aware of all the latest cyber threats and advice to help you stay safe.

Thu 26th, Jan

'Your bill is ready' ransomware alert

Spoofed e-mails from broadband company Relish are being sent out in high numbers to distribute ransomware.

Thu 12th, Jan

‘Migrant Helpline’ phishing emails lead to Ramnit malware

Fraudsters are sending out a high number of phishing emails purporting to be from the charity ‘Migrant Helpline’ that lead to Ramnit – a type of banking malware.

Fri 09th, Dec

Fake Greater Manchester Police Phishing Email

Fraudster are sending out fake emails pretending to be from Police Forces.

Tue 04th, Oct

Do you really know what Binary Options fraud is?

Binary options is basically betting on whether certain prices in the financial markets will rise or fall.

Tue 20th, Sep

mass phishing e-mail alert

The latest alert from the National Fraud Investigation Bureau about e-mails containing attachments designed to steal your details or encrypt your computer.

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