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Website Hacks Dropped During World Cup Final
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zaious
zaious,
User Rank: Apprentice
7/18/2014 | 2:32:59 AM
More world cups>
Why don't we encourage more frequent world cups? Every 3 years would be 25% better. Or, it might even lose its appeal among the targeted 'folks'.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
7/18/2014 | 8:45:11 AM
Re: More world cups>
I like the idea of more frequent World Cups for many reasons, one of which is I'm suffering from withdrawal from this one. And if a WC final is what it takes to keep websites relatively safe for a couple of hours, I vote for more World Cup frequency.
GonzSTL
GonzSTL,
User Rank: Ninja
7/18/2014 | 9:26:03 AM
Re: More world cups>
Two world cups are played in successive years, then a two year gap, then two in a row again, in a repeating pattern. Next year's cup will be in Vancouver.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
7/18/2014 | 9:43:02 AM
Re: More world cups>
:-) Yes, and that's the one the US is favored to win! 

As a former NCAA soccer player whose former teammate is the new US Women's National Team coach, I should have noted that as well. :-) Let's see how the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup final influences website attackers. #uswnt 
GonzSTL
GonzSTL,
User Rank: Ninja
7/18/2014 | 9:54:48 AM
Re: More world cups>
How cool! Does that mean you get a discount on tickets if you go? I am an avid soccer fan, and I would love to watch a world cup match, and since this coming one is in this continent, I'm thinking of attending at least the final rounds.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
7/18/2014 | 9:56:10 AM
Re: More world cups>
=) No, but several of us (her former 'mates) are planning to attend a match or two next year. 
Sara Peters
Sara Peters,
User Rank: Author
7/21/2014 | 10:22:50 AM
Re: More world cups>
@Kelly  ooOOOoo. That's awesome! Jealous.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
7/22/2014 | 1:48:16 PM
Re: More world cups>
They may really be watching that, it may even be less attacks during that time :- )).
Whoopty
Whoopty,
User Rank: Ninja
7/18/2014 | 11:18:23 AM
World Cup
There's something about as final, when you know you're watching the best of the best that gets people excited. I'm no big football fan but I watched a few minutes of the final. Perhaps hackers are the same. 
Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
7/18/2014 | 3:17:12 PM
What about the Olympics?
Hmmm. Is soccer the sport of choice for hackers or has anyone done research on website hacks for other events like the Olympics? 
Sara Peters
Sara Peters,
User Rank: Author
7/21/2014 | 10:20:11 AM
Re: What about the Olympics?
@Marilyn  Well there's definitely been plenty of research about malicious activity during the Super Bowl, and as I recall it's rather high -- but that's because it's only interesting to Americans. 
Robert McDougal
Robert McDougal,
User Rank: Ninja
7/22/2014 | 10:06:21 AM
Re: What about the Olympics?
I was wondering the same thing.  <sarcasm>I guess the hacker job application form looks something like this: reverse enginering, shell coding, Soccer fan....</sarcasm>
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
7/22/2014 | 1:45:55 PM
Re: World Cup
That goes in line with the young makes stereotyping of hackers. Just saying it.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
7/22/2014 | 1:42:04 PM
World cup final every day
 

Hackers like world cup finals then. If we play world cup finals every day would our lives be better then? It is also surprising all other games are above non-world cup average. I would say the data does not really make that much sense, hope there is now flow in the statistics.
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
7/23/2014 | 10:29:14 AM
Re: World cup final every day
I definitely think your statement regarding the non-world cup average being lower than the other rounds is a valid argument. However, I think how drastically low the drop was during the final does support that that game most likely had something to do with the change.


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