Company: Greater Manchester Police
Job Title: Detective Constable, Cyber Crime Team
Detective Constable Paul Taylor is an investigator working in the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Cyber Crime Team. The Team are a dedicated resource put in place in November 2014 to deal with the rising threat of cyber crime and investigate all reports of Computer Misuse Act offences and online extortion reported to GMP.
Over the last two years GMP have dealt with over 9,000 reports of cyber enabled crime which is ever increasing and affects most crime types including harassment, blackmail, fraud and emerging crime coined as sextortion and revenge porn.
Paul has investigated a number of denial of service attacks against online retailers, website hacking & defacements and an increasing number of ransomware reports. Paul believes that prevention is key to reducing the affect cyber crime has on the public and businesses and is passionate about sharing real life experiences of cyber crime victims and the tales told by those that get arrested for such offending.