Kaspersky and Mensa launch Global Think Test to defeat cybercrime

PETALING JAYA - Kaspersky Lab, along with Mensa, is aiming to help the public detect and overcome cybercrime with the launch of the Global Think Test.

This test, made up of a series of online brain games, quizzes and puzzles, is intended to allow participants to hone their combination and calculation skills.

Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab in a statement said users need to train their brains to think and make decisions quickly when encountering cybercriminals.

"Being alert and focused can not only help you win computer games, but keep cybercriminals at bay. We can avoid so many threats by simply being alert.

"If something is too good to be true, it most probably is. In most cases there are tell-tale signs that a website is fake. If you're not distracted by other things and are trained to stay focused, you should be able to spot them." he said.

On Sept 6, online users worldwide can be a part of the Global Think Test day and participate in the online challenge, with a grand prize of US$25,000 on offer.

What makes the challenge even more exciting is the active involvement of the likes of retired cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and Formula One's most successful racing team, Scuderia Ferrari.

Tendulkar, who is one of Kaspersky's ambassadors, presents his own tasks and video questions.

The winner of his personalised Sudoku challenge "Tendulko" will stand a chance of winning a cricket bat signed by the man himself.

Ferrari, which presently uses Kaspersky as its IT security provider, has prepared games, puzzles and video tests related to Formula One.

Their prizes include a pair of racing gloves signed by drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen and an all expense paid trip to Abu Dhabi for the Formula One Grand Prix.

Winners will be announced on Sept 7 and every participant will be given a trial version of the new Kaspersky Internet Security- Multi Device Security Solution.

All Global Think Test content will be in English. Interested users can register at www.globalthinktest.com.