How Hackers Could Hit Super Bowl LIII | #TpromoCom #Hackers #CyberSecurity #Sports | Security threats and concerns abound for the year’s biggest football game. What officials and fans can do about it. Super Bowl LIII will draw the attention of millions of people around the world – and cybercriminals hoping to exploit attendees and fans before and during the big game.
Major sporting events are hot targets for cyberattacks. Consider the 2018 Winter Olympics, when attackers impersonated a North Korean nation-state group to target the Games and more than 300 associated organizations were hit with a phishing attack. Or the World Cup, when the Wallchart phishing campaign delivered malware under the guise of a game-related email.
The massive audience captivated by major sports games, concerts, political events, and similar large-scale gatherings gives attackers a perfect opportunity to strike. If they’re looking to launch a phishing campaign, they have a wealth of potential targets who will click links related to the event. If they want to cause disruption, millions of eyes will be watching when they do.
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