What is Cyber Crime?

Cyber crime is a broad term for many types of crime which either take place online or where technology is used as a means of carrying out a crime. In the modern age, cyber crime has become ever more prevalent and as such, so have the number of clients being accused of it. Cyber crime can be placed into the following categories:

  • Cyber dependent crimes – Where a digital system is used as the means of carrying out a criminal offence or attack (e.g data theft, IT infrastructure disruption)
  • Cyber enabled crimes – Where existing crimes are accelerated in scale and impact by the use of the internet
  • Crimes that use the internet to be facilitated (e.g drug dealing, people trafficking and many other ‘common’ crime types)


Examples of Cyber Crimes

There are many types of cyber crime, all varying in motive and severity. Some of the most well known cyber crimes include:

  • Phishing
  • Hacking
  • Storing illegal content
  • Identity theft – misusing personal information
  • Spreading hate and inciting crimes such as terrorism

What is Encrochat?

In recent years, EncroChat has been a prominent subject in the world of cyber crime. EncroChat was a communications network based in Europe as well as a service provider that was used primarily by organised crime members to plan criminal activities. Primarily, it designed and sold phones that included features removed to advance security such as GPS.

Encrochat Phone

Cyber Crime Solicitors

Cyber crime solicitors will be able to assist clients who have been accused of cyber crime offences in every aspect of the case. Newton Law Practice has in-depth knowledge of EncroChat and cyber crime, with our criminal solicitors defending clients charged with a variety of serious allegations. Crimes committed over the internet are often more complex to collate evidence for, making prosecution more difficult and drawn out. It is for this reason that we strongly advise you to seek the help of a legal professional if accused of a crime that is cyber related.

Newton Law Practice has experienced solicitors in London, Birmingham and Manchester. Our solicitors can provide exceptional advice and criminal defence in a variety of cases, including where the prosecution is utilising EncroChat conversations as part of their submissions.

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Contact Newton Law Practice

Cyber crime cases are often complicated and take time to work through. You should seek the help of a criminal solicitor specialising in crime as soon as you have been accused. Newton Law Practice is a leading law firm with a proven track record in representing clients facing serious allegations, including criminal offences that are cyber-based. We are here to fight your case both in person and in court – get in touch today to find out more about how we can help you.

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