Digital Citizens group focuses on Internet safety

By | December 26, 2012

Source: Computerworld

by Grant Gross

Sec68In this article “An Internet safety education campaign will point out scams and other online dangers with an initial target audience of children and seniors.

The new Digital Citizens campaign, launched Thursday, will also strive to shed light on the online sale of counterfeit goods, including prescription drugs, and on pirated Web content, said Tom Galvin, executive director of the new group. Digital Citizens will investigate online scams by showing how people can get fooled — for example, one of the first projects will be to purchase counterfeit drugs from online pharmacies, he said.

Digital Citizens will also attempt to demonstrate the ties of counterfeit products and scams to criminal groups, he said. “There are large criminal enterprises out there,” Galvin said. “What we see is an online Mafia that is spreading out into numerous illegal activities because they see they can make a profit.”

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