Police Federation

Cyber attack

At approximately 2.45pm on 21 March 2019, the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) was subjected to a multi-pronged, sustained cyber-attack.

This was following an initial attack on PFEW systems on 9 March.

Early indications show that the attack was different from the first and has affected the wider Federation network, including the majority of local Federation Branch Boards.

We understand that officers may be worried about data the Federation holds on them. At this stage there is no evidence that any data was extracted from our systems, and the chances of this having happened is extremely low, although this cannot be discounted.

We are continuing to work as hard as we can with the NCA and cyber-crime experts to establish full facts and stabilise the situation.

Further information will be published as and when, in the meantime please see our frequently asked questions.

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