September 21, 2023

Hong Kong police create CyberDefender platform to prevent crimes in the metaverse

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Hong Kong police create CyberDefender platform to prevent crimes in the metaverse

Bureau of Cybersecurity and TechnologyHong Kong Crime Commission (CSTCB) launched the CyberDefender Metaverse platform to educate the public about the dangers associated with the Web3 industry and the Metaverse.

Hong Kong Police Cyber ​​Security Unitassures that CyberDefender Metaverse will help prevent crimes in cyberspace. Law enforcement officers intend to prepare citizens for the "challenges of the digital age." The platform hosted a presentation called Exploring the Metaverse, which discussed crime prevention strategies in virtual worlds.

CSTCB Chief Inspector Ip Cheuk-yuurged users of the metaverse to be vigilant because investment fraud, unauthorized access to systems, theft of crypto assets, and sex crimes can also be committed in the metaverse.

“Decentralization of virtual assets in Web3increases the likelihood of cybercrime. Attackers target user devices for storing cryptocurrencies, as well as wallets for virtual assets and smart contracts,” said the CSTCB inspector.

Hong Kong police vow to be more frequentconduct educational seminars for young people, talking about the latest achievements in the field of information technology. We will also talk about crimes for the commission of which the latest technologies are involved. According to law enforcement officials, in the first quarter of 2023, 663 offenses related to virtual assets were registered. The total losses of the victims amounted to $570 million, which is 75% more than in the first quarter of 2022.

Recently, in the Chinese city of Nanjing,a platform for conducting research in the field of the digital economy and metaverses is presented. The project was launched with the support of Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST).