Keeping your business safe online
Last updated: 31 May 2018

Reporting fraud and what to do if you've been hacked

You should take steps to protect your business if your website or networks have been:

  • hacked
  • infected by malware


If you, or a member of your staff, think their password has been hacked, you should change the password immediately.

If the password is for a bank account, you should contact the bank.

Networks and websites

You can find advice on what to do if your business is hacked on the Cisco blog.


You should [report any incidents of hacking or malware to Police Scotland:

  • by telephone 999 (emergency) 101 (non-emergency)
  • in person at any police station

You might also need to get in touch with your customers or suppliers if their data has been stolen or lost.

Cyber-security Information Sharing Partnership

The Cyber-security Information Sharing Partnership allows businesses to share information about online threats.

It's run by businesses and the UK Government.

You can find more information about joining on the National Cyber Security Centre website.