The RCMP investigates cybercriminals with the intention of disruption and/or prosecution.
When it comes to combatting cybercrime, our activities include:
- identifying and prioritizing cybercrime threats based on criminal intelligence
- investigating, disrupting and/or prosecuting cybercrime activities
- seizing and processing digital evidence in support of cybercrime investigations
- collaborating with international and domestic partners and stakeholders
How the RCMP combats cybercrime
We have many skilled employee groups with different responsibilities when it comes to investigating cybercrime.
Coordinating cybercrime responses
The National Cybercrime Coordination Unit coordinates responses to cybercrime and provides advice to Canadian police. Learn more about the National Cybercrime Coordination Unit.
Investigating international cybercrime and cybercrime with a national security implication
Federal Policing Cybercrime investigates cybercrimes that:
- target the federal government
- threaten Canada's critical infrastructure
- involve the use of cyber systems to support terrorist activity
- threaten key business assets of Canada with a high economic impact
These cybercrimes may involve:
- mischief in relation to data
- unauthorized use of computer, including:
- denial of service
- malware and botnet attacks
- threats to vital cyber systems
Teams and resources for investigations
Our teams and resources include:
- Cybercrime Investigative Teams
- Our dedicated Cybercrime Investigative Teams are located in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. These teams will investigate cybercrime incidents across Canada.
- Cybercrime Capabilities Specialists
- Cyber Capability Specialists provide support to federal investigators focussing on national security, serious and organized crime, and financial crime. They're deployed across Canada.
- Cybercrime investigators deployed abroad
- These investigators work with international police to investigate cybercrime related to Canada.
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