Kaspersky launches campaign to promote internet safety in the Asia Pacific region

To educate the public about internet safety and highlight common online mistakes, Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab on Monday launched a campaign in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

Kaspersky is launching a campaign about internet security in APAC. Reuters.

Kaspersky is launching a campaign about internet security in APAC. Reuters.

Called 'Goondus Awards', the campaign is inviting submissions from the public on internet mistakes that have led to reputational, financial or property damage or loss for individuals.

"We want to educate people about safer Internet behaviours and to showcase real world examples of missteps leading to some form of loss or damage. While some stories may be humorous, the repercussions and damage were real and in some cases severe," said Altaf Halde, managing director, South Asia, Kaspersky Lab, in a statement.

The campaign aims to raise cyber security awareness in an engaging form through the sharing of personal stories and serves to help web visitors foster positive and pleasant online experiences.

"With the ease of access to the Internet, users have developed a sense of complacency or even a mild form of naivety in their daily digital lives, potentially lending themselves to becoming victims of cybercrime," the company said.

Recently, experts from Kaspersky had said that India's growing economy and digital push have caught the attention of hackers and an increasing wave of cyber attacks could soon badly impact the country.

Published Date: Aug 07, 2017 14:32 PM | Updated Date: Aug 07, 2017 14:32 PM