Meta Platform “CyberDefender” Launched by Hong Kong Police

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    A new metaverse platform, Cyberdefnder, has been launched by Hong Kong’s security department. This platform was launched and designed in a way to educate people about the dangers they may face while using Web3 and the Metaverse.

    Hong Kong Police Introduce Cyber ​​Defender

    According to a May 27 statement, the Hong Kong Police Cybersecurity and Technology Crime Department has launched a new Metaverse platform. We launched the platform “Cyber ​​Defender” with the aim of helping people solve problems facing the digital age.

    An event called “Exploring the Metaverse” was held on the platform on the same day that the service was launched by the Hong Kong police. The event was held in three virtual venues and various security strategies were discussed during the event.

    During the event, CSTCB Chief Inspector Yip Chukyu emphasized how to be careful in the Metaverse. He also asked all participants to exercise the same level of caution they would when using the Internet.

    He further said that crimes that occur in cyberspace, such as investment fraud, unauthorized access to systems, theft, and sex crimes, could occur in the Metaverse. He also said decentralization would increase the risk of asset theft.

    He added that the decentralized nature of digital assets in the Web3 space could lead to an increase in cybercrime and cybercrime targeting endpoint devices such as digital wallets and smart contracts.

    HK Police Cyberspace Efforts

    Hong Kong police have taken action following a significant increase in cybercrime in Hong Kong in the first quarter of 2023. In particular, it plans to strengthen educational efforts targeting the “young generation.”

    According to the data, in the first quarter of 2023, about 660 incidents related to virtual assets were reported. The total number of infected cases is worth about $570 million, a 75% increase from the first quarter of 2022.

    The Hong Kong Police will organize more such public efforts on various subjects on the “CyberDefender” platform. They aim to inform teens about the latest happenings in the world of technology, potential threats, and the importance of preventing such crimes.

    The Hong Kong police effort comes after the application of China Metaverse technology was launched on May 22 in Nanjing, eastern China’s Jiangsu province. This platform was launched to spread Metaverse research and development nationwide.

    Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology leads the innovation platform.

    Nancy J. Allen
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