The National Crime Agency’s (NCA) Department for Combating Cybercrime is stepping up its campaign to educate young people about the dangers of DDoS attacks.
The program is based on a recent study that found that nine-year-olds could carry out DDoS attacks on school networks, websites and other services, according to an article on the NCA website.
According to the survey, the number of such attacks has increased significantly during the epidemic, and as a result, online learning activities have been disrupted.
DDoS attacks are on the rise
The Cyber Options program monitors cybercrime surveys conducted by students on school computers to identify potential culprits. These pranksters are warned about illegal actions and posted on the Cyber Election website through various educational means.
The program has been in a small-scale trial for several months, and preliminary data suggest that such a move could significantly reduce DDoS-related searches in schools.
Following its initial success, the program will be implemented in more than 2,000 primary and secondary schools in the UK before it can be extended to larger institutions.
The aim is to learn about the Computer Abuse Act and penalties for cybercrime to discourage young people from engaging in cybercrime.
“Education is an important component of crime prevention, and these messages highlight the dangers and consequences of cybercrime that could result in a criminal record,” said John Denley, deputy director of the NCA’s cybercrime unit.
“Law enforcement is very important in the fight against cybercrime and to ensure the security of the nation.” Admission to the school is important for educating the younger audience, and this effort will continue to prevent youth violations. ”
The British Minister of Security, Damian Hinds, shared this view, saying that the fight against cybercrime is the basis of the government’s new cybercrime.
“We need to provide this generation with the best digital skills and help them make the best online decisions,” he said.
“It’s great to see law enforcement and the commercial sector working together to implement such key programs to keep children away from cybercrime.”