UK: GCHQ creates game to raise awareness, test ability to tackle online security

Thursday 21 August 2014 14:46 CET | News

UK-based intelligence agency GCHQ has teamed up with the Cyber Security Challenge to create a game depicting a cyber-attack in the UK, in order to raise awareness and test the public’s ability to deal with online security.

The new game, dubbed Assignment: Astute Explorer, will allow players who register to take part to analyze code from a fictitious aerospace company, identify vulnerabilities and then suggest fixes.

According to the National Crime Agency, more than 40% of web users do not install anti-virus software on new devices, leaving them vulnerable to attack.

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Keywords: UK, GCHQ, online game, online security, web fraud, Assignment: Astute Explorer
Categories: Fraud & Financial Crime
Countries: World
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Fraud & Financial Crime