The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has launched the ‘Don’t Be Deceived’ campaign, to educate customers – and in particular the youth – on digital safety, and enable them to stay aware of deceptive and fraudulent activities on smart devices.
The campaign, which was launched during a press conference at Dubai’s Emirates Towers, intends to raise awareness of cyber blackmail, spam SMS and phone calls, and malware, in which the attacker attempts to steal the user’s data, break their privacy, and steal their money.
Such actions cause significant losses for individuals, institutions and nations, as electronic fraud has become one of the most common methods of attack and penetration.
Mohammed Gheyath, Executive Director of Information Security Regulatory Affairs at the TRA, said that the campaign was deliberately launched to spread the message to all targeted segments of society, according to the most appropriate method.
“We have held a special workshop for children and adolescents, as well as the innovative awareness workshop titled ‘Virus Attack’, in which children learn the principles of safe and positive interaction with electronic devices and social media,” he said.
The digital safety workshop included four main topics, namely cyber blackmail, phishing emails sent to victims containing infected links or files, protection of social media networks, and spam calls.