Cybercrime is criminal activity that targets computer networks, computers or other network devices. It usually involves damaging devices or networks with the intent of financial gain, but there are also attacks by cybercriminals or hackers for political or personal reasons. Phishing, hacking or DDOS attacks are becoming an increasingly common threat in the rapidly evolving Internet.

Cybercriminals are both individuals and organizations. Most are highly technically skilled and operate in an organized manner using sophisticated techniques. The cybercriminals themselves and the infrastructure they use are often located outside of a country’s borders. In such situations, international cooperation combining the activities of services and organizations such as EUROPOL, INTERPOL, organizations of banks, payment institutions and associations of electronic service providers is essential.

Cybercrime is a global threat and the scale and complexity of cyber attacks is very broad. Criminals take advantage of new technologies used by consumers in good faith, masking their actions (phishing), becoming almost anonymous, so active cooperation with law enforcement is crucial. Only the active cooperation of victimized entities with law enforcement can quickly remove the negative effects of hacking or DDOS attacks.

The most common forms of cybercrime include:

  • phishing – fraudulent emails requesting security and personal information;
  • hacking – gaining unauthorized access to a computer, including social media and email passwords;
  • use of malware – including ransomware, with which criminals disrupt a computer, such as spreading viruses, installing spyware, taking over files and extorting ransoms;
  • DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks on websites – actions aimed at preventing the use of websites, often combined with extortion;
  • fake shopping sites – scammers create fake e-commerce sites designed to mimic known and legitimate retailers;
  • cyber stalking or harassment.

Our services include:

  • legal assistance to businesses and individuals who have been victims of cybercrime;
  • legal support in investigations of hacking incidents;
  • cooperation with law enforcement agencies;
  • cooperation with banks (Polish Bank Association);
  • cooperation with foreign payment institutions;
  • cooperation with cryptocurrency exchanges;
  • cooperation with IT experts;
  • crisis management in case of cyber attacks;
  • support in responding to and recovering from cyber incidents, including recovering a company’s operational capability after hacking and DDOS attacks.

Our law firm directs its services to:

  • entities harmed by cybercrimes;
  • institutions and organizations exposed to attacks via computer networks;
  • cyber security experts seeking legal support;
  • banks, payment institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges;
  • individuals seeking professional legal opinions in the field of computer criminal law.

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Maciej Zaborowski

Advocate, Managing Partner

Paweł Gołębiewski

Attorney-at-law, Head of International Criminal Law Practice