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Online Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign Launched by Interpol


Interpol has launched an online campaign to alert people about major cyber threats and to help them in protecting their computers, networks, and personal information from cyber criminals.

Interpol said that “Whether it’s in a business or personal setting, Interpol wants you to remember that cybercrime is often just a single click, tap or swipe away,”

From October 4 to 22, the three-week awareness campaign will be primarily conducted through social media. The Interpol said “It will highlight the top threats identified by Interpol’s Cybercrime Programme, based on the data collected from member-countries, private-sector partners under the Gateway framework, national cybersecurity agencies and online information-sharing groups,”

Based on the inputs provided by the Interpol’s Financial Crime Unit and Global Financial Crime Task Force, the online cybersecurity awareness campaign will be conducted. Ransomware, online scams and phishing, business email compromise, and basic cyber hygiene are the areas that will be covered in the online campaign.

It said “Joining the campaign are authorities in more than 70 member-countries. A number of private-sector partners, international organisations such as UNODC and World Economic Forum, and non-profits are also supporting the campaign by sharing information on recent cases, as well as on tools available to help members of public protect their systems from this threat,”

Craig Jones, Interpol’s Director of Cybercrime, said “We click, tap or swipe hundreds of times a day, often automatically. This campaign seeks to remind the public that we should pay attention to all our actions online, even just one click. Remaining vigilant is the best way to prevent cybercrime and keep our cyberspace safe.”

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