Saturday August 15, 2020

Web fraudsters to target World Cup watchers

Search engine tricks, fake news and lottery scams are among the global online threats.

8th June, 2014
Robert McArdle, EMEA manager of Trend Micro's forward looking threat research team: warned football fans to be alert to fake exclusive' news reports.

‘Poisoning” of search results will be one the main methods cybercriminals use over the coming month to catch out football fans across the globe. As the World Cup kicks off in Brazil this Thursday, Rik Ferguson, global vice president for security research at Trend Micro, said online criminals would watch avidly for the goals, injury subplots and controversial decisions that will dominate the public consciousness during the event.

“Anything that interests people interests...

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