Olympic hackers up their game

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Olympic hackers up their game

Cyber-spoilsports are using the increase in social media activity surrounding the Rio Olympic Games as an opportunity to target both fans and brands worldwide with social media scams and malicious apps.

Olympic-related social content has increased dramatically in the lead-up to the games. Malicious content – including profanity, pornography, trademark violations and spam posts – has also seen an upsurge.

Threat actors are capitalizing on Olympic fever by meddling in malware-laced emails, fake ticket scams and phishing attacks. As a result fans, sponsors and governing bodies all need to be producing personal bests in vigilance.

Read more at http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/rio-2016-olympics-causes-spike-social-media-scams-malicious-apps-targeting-fans-worldwide-1574640

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