World Cup squads briefed on cybersecurity best practices

The FIFA World Cup in Russia has passed without much incident so far. Indeed, the only controversial moments have involved the use of the video assistant referee (VAR) for the first time in World Cup history. The doom and gloom prophecies that accompany the build-up to these major sporting events have become as commonplace as the drama … More World Cup squads briefed on cybersecurity best practices

World Cup watching: The common threats found when using streaming sites

On the eve of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, we take a closer look at the possible cybersecurity risks that exist on sports-streaming websites. With the start of FIFA World Cup on June 14 just a day away, many fans will be looking for streaming sites where they can watch the matches taking … More World Cup watching: The common threats found when using streaming sites

Spain’s La Liga app uses fans’ phones to detect illegal football broadcasts

La Liga says that the functionality requires the user’s express consent and that it is only intended to detect unauthorized broadcasts of football games. The organisation behind Spain’s top-flight soccer league known as La Liga has added a functionality to its official Android app that enables it to identify bars, restaurants and other public venues that broadcast … More Spain’s La Liga app uses fans’ phones to detect illegal football broadcasts

You have NOT won! A look at fake FIFA World Cup-themed lotteries and giveaways

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia just days away, fraudsters are increasingly using all things soccer as bait to reel in unsuspecting fans so that they get more than they bargained for. ESET’s researchers have detected a number of spam emails that are intended to take advantage of the increasing attention that the … More You have NOT won! A look at fake FIFA World Cup-themed lotteries and giveaways

False contest to win jersey of the Brazilian team found on WhatsApp

The scam circulated through WhatsApp aimed at users in Brazil claiming that Nike will give away the jersey that the team will wear at FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. With ten days to go before the FIFA World Cup begins in Russia, cybercriminals are trying to take advantage of the event by tricking people into providing personal … More False contest to win jersey of the Brazilian team found on WhatsApp

Spanish giants the latest to fall foul of hackers

Real Madrid’s official Twitter account was hacked with a post announcing the signing of rival Lionel Messi appearing on their feed. The hacking group known as OurMine, was behind the attacks on the Spanish giant and posted hoax claims of player transfers. The group, which has been behind a series of high-profile hacks recently, claimed that Messi, … More Spanish giants the latest to fall foul of hackers