Report a cyber incident

Reporting a cyber incident helps the Cyber Centre keep Canada and Canadians safe online. Your information will enable us to provide cybersecurity advice, guidance and services.

Note:

Reporting to the Cyber Centre will not launch an immediate law enforcement response, such as investigating cybercrime or other criminal offences.

If you believe a cyber incident is an imminent threat to life or of a criminal nature, please contact your local police services (911) or the RCMP. We encourage all victims to report cybercrime activities to law enforcement.

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For information and guidance on a cyber incident, please select from the topics below

Ransomware, other cybercrime, fraud and scams

Cybercrime includes criminal activities where the Internet and digital technologies, such as computers and mobile phones, are key to committing the crime. Examples include ransomware, data breaches and other cyber intrusions. Many types of fraud are also committed online, such as phishing and online scams.

The RCMP recommends any victim of a cybercrime, fraud or scam contact their local police. It is also recommended, whether you are a victim or not, to report using the National Cybercrime and Fraud Reporting System.

Visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website for more information on fraud and scams affecting Canadians.

Spam

You can report unsolicited emails and text messages to the Spam Reporting Centre. For more information and to report spam visit Canada’s anti-spam legislation website.

Social media

To report abusive behaviour, such as harassment, cyberbullying, threats, and impersonation, or other incidents that occur on social media, contact the social media provider directly through their help centre.

Child exploitation

To report the online sexual exploitation of a child, such as child sexual abuse content, child pornography, child trafficking, or the non-consensual distribution of intimate images, call the Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s toll-free number at 1-866-658-9022 or visit their online tip website.

If you know about a child who is in immediate danger or risk, call 911 or your local police.

Online threats related to extremism, terrorism, espionage, or serious violence

Please report to the Cyber Centre as an Individual or on behalf of an Organization.

 

For information on how to protect yourself from common online threats, such as phishing, identity theft and cybercrime, visit Get Cyber Safe.

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