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 […]
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 […]
On the road to Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics!
Ad Fraud is the new favorite of cyber criminals for targeting sports fans.
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
The next three weeks promises to be fun whether you are a spectator in the stadiums or cheering your teams from your living rooms.
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 […]
All hail “The Beautiful Game” – on display for the next month in France!
As the Women’s World Cup is about to commence, ABC’s Wide World of Sports aptly characterized the spectacle of sport as “the human drama of athletic competition”; but nowadays it is the unfortunate politicization of sport that should command our attention. Winning at international sport has always bolstered national pride. But some nations have misappropriated […]