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Russia Prevented Over 25 Million Cyber Attacks During World Cup

Russia has successfully prevented nearly over 25 million cyber attacks and as well as other criminal acts during the football World Cup, according to Kremlin.

The Moscow Time has reported that Russian President Mr. Vladimir Putin Congratulate the country’s security forces along with the international cooperation, which is ensuring a safe tournament.

“I expect that your close and constructive interactions will of course continue and will contribute to the security of our states and our citizens in the future,” Putin Says.

Ahead of the World Cup, A cooperation center staffed by the law enforcement officers from over 34 countries who opened to monitor the potential fan violence. Facilitating the coordination officers from over 32 countries and those of which were qualified for the tournament –the center hosted at which six British police officers, and which of those hosts of the next World Cup 2022, Qatar.

During the Football World Cup, many of the organizations have come up with a warning of potential risk to the attending and non-attending fans.

Researchers from McAfee warned the fans to be a wary of malicious apps and phishing emails that could be created to specifically target football supporters.  According to the alert that was issues this week: “Some fans have looked to the “Golden Cup” app to stream the data and records from the past and present games, not knowing that cybercriminals have also used the app to install spyware on devices of unsuspecting fans.

“That threat campaign, called Android/FoulGoal.A, looks like a typical sporting app with the general information and background around the games. However, in the background and without user consent, the app silently transfers information to cybercriminals, including the victims’ phone numbers, installed apps, device model, and manufacturer, available internal storage capacity, and more.”

It is also reported that over 100 Israeli military individuals fell victim to a honeypot attack that has came in the form of a malicious Football World Cup score tracking app and two fake online dating apps. Which were available on the Google Play.

”There were also risk from a state-sponsored groups which are attempting to destabilse the IT and EO Infrastructure used during the World Cup. Historically we have seen an acceleration of attacks and leaks of information trying to discredit the actions of an organization tied to an event, the most notorious example being the APT28 campaign against the world anti-doping agency (WADA).”

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