Hack and Hype at Scale: China’s Thievery and Auto-Propaganda

Hack and Hype at Scale: China’s Thievery and Auto-Propaganda

by Stephen H. Campbell This is Part I of a two-part series on China. Part I focuses on espionage.  US and UK intelligence agencies recently warned healthcare organizations about nation-state efforts to steal intellectual property related to research on vaccines and treatments for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Multiple countries are engaged in this espionage. Why? Beyond […]

Unsung heroes in Russia’s sports doping scheme

Unsung heroes in Russia’s sports doping scheme

Two interns of the c-Watch Program (a cyber threat intelligence training curriculum) recently read another intern’s article that was posted to the Sports-ISAO blog. That article declared “Russia is the globe’s reigning World Champion of Hack and Hype”.The term “Hack and Hype” refers to Russia’s tactic of coupling hacking with disinformation, all as part of […]

Enrollment Open: c-Watch Training – 2020 Summer Intensive

Enrollment Open: c-Watch Training – 2020 Summer Intensive

The Sports-ISAO will be conducting our 6th online training for cyber threat hunters and social media threat analysts beginning June 22, 2020.  We accept applicants from undergraduate and graduate programs throughout the United States for three integrated tracks: Cyber observable threat hunting (COTH) and social media threat hunting (SMTH), Tools training and workflow integration, and […]

Graph-Based Sports Data Discovery

Graph-Based Sports Data Discovery

A graph database is a database designed to treat the relationships between data as equally important to the data itself. It is intended to hold data without constricting it to a pre-defined model. Instead, the data is stored like we first draw it out – showing how each individual entity connects with or is related […]

More Fraudulent Video Streaming Websites

More Fraudulent Video Streaming Websites

On June 26th we published a short article on a click advertising fraud scheme that was preying on viewers of the 2019 Women’s World Cup being held in France.  During the course of the games we identified several such live video streaming sites that appeared to be part of a connected fraudulent enterprise.  These were: […]

Fake Flash Update Targeting Sports Fans

Fake Flash Update Targeting Sports Fans

Last week we issued a warning to viewers of alternative live streaming websites for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup games.  The URL that we published has now disappeared.  We also learned that on Tuesday, June 25th French police arrested 5 French nationals in Rennes for running approximately 20 illegal sports streaming websites linked to […]

Look-out For Android Ad Scams

Look-out For Android Ad Scams

The Sports-ISAO threat hunting teams have identified a series of Ad Scams that are currently targeting viewers of Women’s World Cup 2019 websites.  One of the most sophisticated we have run across we are calling StremBot.  It is a fraud scheme where the threat actors promote alternative streaming video websites that serve as malware infection […]

WWC: Next Three Weeks

The next three weeks promises to be fun whether you are a spectator in the stadiums or cheering your teams from your living rooms.

WWC: Next Three Weeks

By Vincent Ekeh June 16, 2019 The FIFA women world cup is underway. The next three weeks we will see the remaining of the original 24 nation teams battle in France to become the champions of women’s soccer. Four million dollars and four years of being champions awaits the victors. The games will be played […]

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