NCA is leading an investigation and broader law enforcement response into the cyber incident affecting the Police Federation of England and Wales

The National Crime Agency is leading an investigation and broader law enforcement response into the cyber incident affecting the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW).

Specialist officers from the NCA’s National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) are managing the ongoing investigation and are working with the PFEW and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to gain a better understanding of the incident.

Our investigations into these types of incidents are often complex and can take some time before the full details are established. As our enquiries are ongoing, we cannot comment further at this time.

We know that ’opportunist’ criminals often use incidents like this to conduct secondary fraud attacks. Anyone who thinks they may be affected should remain vigilant of potential fraudsters seeking access to personal details. Any suspicious activity should be reported to Action Fraud.

The PFEW have set up a helpline for any who is concerned - 0800 3580714. This will be available until 6pm today (Friday 22 March), then 9am-3pm Saturday-Sunday and 8am-6pm Monday-Friday going forward.

Advice and guidance on how to mitigate against cyber-attacks can be found on the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) website.