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Cybercriminals are also preparing for football-vb Tech 

Cybercriminals are also preparing for football-vb

As with any event with great interest, the Russian Football World Cup, which begins on June 14th, is not a pretext because cybercriminals are trying to make a selection of methods before the event, and then smash as many suspicious supporters as possible on the site and steal or steal personal their data – but they are not safe to watch the games at home.

Two security companies are calling attention to the dangers of the event.


Russian Kaspersky Lab has examined the public wifi networks on the 11 sites of the vb, and the results show that the 32,000 sqm, 8,000 networks have no data encryption. If a network is unprotected, any data transmitted through it can be viewed, downloaded and / or used by anyone for their own purposes. Helmets must be close to one access point to get valuable information from unprepared users – writes the company.

The proportion of most unreliable networks is in St. Petersburg (37 percent), in Kaliningrad (35 percent) and in Rosztov (32 percent). In contrast, most protected wifi sites have been found in small towns: only 17% of the networks in Szaransz, 17% of Szamara were defenseless.

Kaspersky recommends that anyone who wants to participate and want to migrate on the Internet, use VPN; never connect to a password-free network; always see what network it is connected to (whether it’s official or just trying to imitate its name); and do not give sensitive data to a public network.


Slovak ESET summed up the most common sources of threats in the UK:

“There are many unprotected, dangerous wifi networks.

– Cheaters offer cheap tickets, accommodation or transfers on social media sites or social sites, but when someone clicks on these links they sign out on phishing sites that simulate the official sites where they are asked for their credit card information.

– FIFA partners such as Visa, Adidas or Coca-Cola persuade fraudsters to send congratulatory letters to the alleged winners of a non-existent lottery, from whom they are requesting personal information to receive a donation.

– Many people sell camouflage visas and fan IDs, as well as counterfeit world championships – T-shirts, scarves, and flags – through vile websites.

– There are also frequent betting on live online broadcasting of the games. They are prompted by the user to click on a link or download some software, but whoever does this will not get a match but a pest on his machine.

– Those who travel to the scene also take care of the ATMs. The Russian authorities have recently warned that criminals will buy outdated cash dispensers and then re-install them to sneak suspicious tourists. Another well-known ATM scam that fraudsters get fake keyboards or hidden cameras is to get the victim’s credit card details – says ESET in his statement.

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