The Hong Kong Police Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau (CSTCB) cyber defender, a new metaverse platform aimed at educating the public about the potential dangers associated with Web3 and the metaverse. The effort aims to equip the public with the knowledge to navigate the digital age and prevent technology-related crime.
Launch of CyberDefender
Along with the online event titledExploring the Metaverse”, CyberDefender was published through three virtual venues to facilitate discussions on crime prevention strategies within the Metaverse. CSTCB Chief Inspector Yip Chukyu emphasized the importance of being careful within the Metaverse and urged attendees to exercise the same level of vigilance as when using the internet.
According to Yip, crimes that are prevalent in cyberspace, such as investment fraud, unauthorized access, theft, and sex crimes, could also occur within the Metaverse. Web3’s virtual assets are decentralized, increasing the risk of cybercriminals targeting endpoints his devices, virtual asset wallets and smart contracts, which can lead to asset theft.
focus on the younger generation
CyberDefender’s educational efforts are primarily focused on raising awareness among the younger generation. Hong Kong Police will organize a public education program through its ‘CyberDefender Metaverse’ platform to educate teens on the latest developments in information technology, potential pitfalls and the importance of preventing technology-related crimes. It is intended to
In the first quarter of 2023, Hong Kong police received 663 calls related to virtual assets, resulting in a total loss of $570 million. This marks a significant 75% increase compared to the same period in 2022, highlighting the growing importance of addressing cyber threats and promoting cybersecurity awareness.
The role of CyberDefender
As Metaverse technology evolves and gains more attention, initiatives like CyberDefender play a key role in providing individuals with the knowledge and awareness they need to safely navigate this digital environment. increase. By educating the public on potential risks and promoting cybersecurity practices, the Hong Kong Police Department strives to reduce the incidence of technology-related crime and keep citizens safe in the digital age.