By 14 May 2015 | Categories: news


Kaspersky Lab has created a new interactive project, the One dollar lesson, designed to guide users through common online banking threats and shows them how to protect their money in each instance. According to a survey carried out jointly by B2B International and Kaspersky Lab, over a 12 month period 43% of respondents experienced an attack targeted specifically at financial information. Even more worrying was that 44% of the people who lost money through online banking fraud were unable to recover it all. As such, it is clear that online financial fraud is a growing threat for consumers and corporates alike.

The One dollar lesson interactive web-project offers three training modules. Each follows the virtual journey of a one dollar payment as it travels through the online space towards its destination (a bank server), all while facing obstacles such as phishing, Trojans and man-in-the-middle attacks, among others.

The threats are illustrated online, with every episode accompanied by a brief description of the relevant threat, and reinforced with the latest data on trends and impact from experts, such as Alexander Erofeev, chief marketing officer at Kaspersky Lab.

“Online banking and payments are now commonplace, with millions of people transferring money to pay bills, make donations or shop online. People often lack awareness of the threats their money can face, and this can make them a little too casual about online transactions. We created the interactive lessons to help people better understand the threats and handle money online more responsibly. We believe that forewarned is forearmed,” says Erofeev.

Everyone who completes the three modules will be rewarded with a free three-month trial of Kaspersky Total Security - multi-device. This includes Safe Money technology that provides additional protection for online financial transactions.  

To learn about online banking threats and receive your complimentary trial version of Kaspersky Total Security - multi-device, check out One dollar lesson here. Find out more about the project on Kaspersky Lab's Facebook page.


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