Peters & Peters

Cybercrime & Data Theft

The threat of cybercrime has increased dramatically. Peters & Peters is at the cutting edge of this rapidly expanding area of law.

The pandemic has pushed even more activity into the digital world. As personal information and financial transactions move online, the risk of falling victim to cyber-fraud rises for governments, corporations and individuals alike.


Cybercrime comes in many forms, including the theft of sensitive data, identity theft, cyber-disruption, cyber-terrorism, malware, ransomware and phishing.


Peters & Peters’ expertise in fraud and financial crime combines with our understanding of information and communications technology to deliver a comprehensive solution to victims of online fraud.


If you have been the victim of cybercrime, our market-leading expertise in International Asset Tracing & Recovery can help recover stolen funds, including cryptocurrency assets.


Our close relationships with forensic accountants and leading practitioners in many other jurisdictions enable us to trace assets that have been dispersed around the world. We have a successful track record of locating, freezing and recovering monies for clients who have been defrauded.


Equally, we have experience of acting for those accused of cybercrime, and are able to use our knowledge of this field to navigate complex and technical cases.


We have close contacts with external experts with professional ICT and forensic skills to complement our services in this fast-moving and technically complex field.

  • Peters & Peters acted for the defence in a cutting-edge cyberblackmail case. The clients were the owners of an online casino, who allegedly paid a notorious hacker to launch a distributed denial of service attack on a competitor and threatened to shut down its website if that competitor did not hand over a share of its business.
  • We advised a major international financial institution, which fell victim to data theft and attempted extortion. The case involved complex jurisdictional and technological issues. The data was stolen by an employee overseas, who was using sophisticated encryption techniques to cover his tracks.