Sarah Newton MP, Minister for Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Counter Extremism opened the NW Connect2Protect Conference in London on July 5th.
She paid tribute to the impressive reach of the NW movement and called on members to find new ways of reaching out to tackle new hidden crimes that cause so much misery and harm in our communities.
The thanked volunteers for their help in reducing traditional crimes such as burglary and car crime over the last three decades and asked them to now turn their attention to raising awareness of cybercrime, domestic violence, child sexual abuse, human trafficking and extremism.
If you’re concerned about the current national cyber attack, please read our statement and advice below.
We’re liaising closely with the National Crime Agency to keep up-to-date on the current situation both nationally and locally.
Detective Superintendent Craig Dibdin, said: “There are currently no indications that UK policing organisations have been infected with the ransomware.
“However, we understand that some members of the community may be concerned about any further attacks. I would urge anyone concerned to read the latest national advice on the National Crime Agency website or Action Fraud. You can also follow our @HantsPolice and @HCCyberProtect Twitter accounts.
“We will continue to liaise with the NCA to keep on top of the current situation and we have plans in place to deal with any issues should they arise.”
We will continue to support and share the advice from the NCA to help reduce further victims of cybercrime.
Victims of cybercrime should report directly to Action Fraud and are encouraged not to pay the ransom demand. Reports can be made directly at actionfraud.police.uk or on 0300 123 2040.
The NCA is advising the public and organisations to help reduce the risk of these attacks by:
- Making sure your security software patches are up-to-date.
- Making sure you are running anti-virus software.
- Backing-up your data in multiple locations, including offline.
- Avoiding opening unknown email attachments or clicking on links in spam emails.
More advice can be found here: http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ - http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/ - http://www.ncsc.gov.uk
By following a few simple tips, you can help protect your rural property against burglaries.
These basic measures needn’t cost a lot of money: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/news/general/help-protect-your-rural-property-against-thieves/
|Message sent by|
|John Payne (Police, PCSO, East Ha)|
Dear Bob Ayer,
Please be aware that we have had a recent theft of a motorbike from the Steep Marsh area of East Hampshire.
The motorbike was stolen from a locked garage between Friday 14th April and Tuesday 18th April. The below picture is the actual bike stolen.
If you saw anything suspicious or have any information that could help us with our enquiries please contact Hampshire Constabulary on 101 or CrimeStoppers, anonoumlsy, on 0800-555111.
PCSO 13456 PAYNE
Longmoor Neighbourhood Policing Team
Last year (2016) Crimestoppers launched a very successful UK wide Advan campaign supporting their “Most Wanted” service. This service provides searchable photos of the people the Police most want to meet, it is constantly updated and always worth a look. At the bottom of this email you will find a web link to the Most Wanted site so that you can find out a lot more. We targeted 4 locations in Hampshire; Southampton, Basingstoke, Andover and Aldershot. Our success rate was very impressive with several people arrested in days and a lot of intelligence passed to the Police.
So in 2017 we are very lucky to have the support of the Police & Crime Commissioner and Hampshire Crimestoppers team, again there will be 4 locations where the van will stop as follows;
- Thursday 15th June between 9.00am – 12.00 at Ringwood (Helen Mitchley)
- Thursday 15th June between 1.30pm – 4.30pm at Fordingbridge (Jeffrey Gaines)
- Friday 16th June between 9.00am – 12.00 at Petersfield (Bob Ayer & John Collins)
- Friday 16th June between 1.30pm – 4.30pm at Borden (Helena Francis)
The vans will spend around 3 hours at each location and then move on. At each location, the Crimestoppers volunteers together with the Police will attend and we are looking for 2 or 3 local NHW volunteers to also attend. The main aim is to support our Crimestoppers colleagues and use the opportunity to engage with the public about NHW, it’s aims and advantages and how it supports the Police do their work.
I now need to compile a list of names that can attend to pass on to Crimestoppers, so if you or your colleagues could support us for your local session it would be greatly appreciated. Please reply to Bob Ayer as quickly as you can, I thank you in advance.
Most Wanted link: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/most-wanted/what-is-most-wanted/
|Fraudsters are sending out a high volume of phishing emails to personal and business email addresses, pretending to come from various email addresses, which have been compromised.
The subject line contains the recipient’s name, and the main body of text is as below:
I am disturbing you for a very serious reason. Although we are not familiar, but I have significant amount of individual info concerning you. The thing is that, most likely mistakenly, the data of your account has been emailed to me.
For instance, your address is:
[real home address]
I am a law-abiding citizen, so I decided to personal data may have been hacked. I attached the file – [surname].dot that I received, that you could explore what info has become obtainable for scammers. File password is – 2811
The emails include an attachment – a ‘.dot’ file usually titled with the recipient’s name.
This attachment is thought to contain the Banking Trojan Ursniff/Gozi, hidden within an image in the document. The Ursniff Banking Trojan attempts to obtain sensitive data from victims, such as banking credentials and passwords. The data is subsequently used by criminals for monetary gain.
|Having up-to-date virus protection is essential; however it will not always prevent your device(s) from becoming infected.
Please consider the following actions:
If you have been affected by this or any other fraud, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040, or visit www.actionfraud.police.uk.
One of the males has been seen wearing a black hoody and also wearing a black and white bandana around his face. All in all approximately 4-5 males were involved.
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