The majority of security professionals anticipate attacks on the 2018 FIFA World Cup's network, social media.

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

June 14, 2018

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Nearly three quarters of security professionals think some type of cyberattack on the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup is a sure thing, a new study shows.

More than 70% of security pros surveyed by Lastline expect attackers to target network infrastructure of the World Cup, either via a denial-of-service (DDoS) or social media breach. The men's international soccer tournament, which kicks off tomororw, is being held for the first time in Russia.

Forty-four percent of security pros expect email surrounding the Cup to be in the bullseye, while 47% expect mobile to be at risk.

World Cup-themed spam is already flooding inboxes: Kaspersky Lab researchers this month spotted phishing emails and fake Web pages promising fake giveaways and ticket purchases - but instead aim to steal money and personal information.

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