Hacktivist Group Anonymous Targets World Cup (Forbes)
In a story that reads a little bit like Robin Hood meets the internet, hacker group Anonymous Brasil says they are using Operation Hacking Cup (#OpHackingCup) to protest social injustices surrounding the World Cup through a series of DDoS and website defacement attacks.
World Cup Websites Struck Down by DDoS Attacks (ZDnet)
Various websites associated to the World Cup have been struck by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack ahead of the tournament's opening match.
World Cup Spurs Cyber-Attacks, Digital Protests (eWeek)
Since early June, fraudsters have expanded their use of the World Cup as a lure in phishing emails and online scams, attempting to persuade users to click on malicious links, according to security firms. Citizen protests over the enormous spending -- including more than $3.6 billion in taxpayer money -- by the Brazilian government on stadiums and infrastructure required to host the games have attracted online denial-of-service attacks and Web site defacements.
Don't be a World Cup loser online: give football cyber-scammers the boot (The Guardian)
Watch out for soccer-themed cybercrime, from phishing emails to malware-toting Cristian Ronaldo websites.
5 Ways Hackers Could Target You During the World Cup (Fox Business)
For soccer fans around the world, here are five ways you could be targeted, and how to stay safe.
It's worth noting that the volume of news stories around World Cup attacks have abated in recent days, which suggests these campaigns are starting to lose momentum.