Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Twitter Hacked

Two weeks ago on May 7th, the reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo’s twitter was hacked by a 16 year-old from the U.K. Some of the inappropriate tweets included the coronavirus and other NBA superstars, such as LeBron James and Steph Curry. One of the first to announce the account was hacked was Giannis’s brother Kostas […]

NBA Legend Kobe Bryant and Eight others die in a California Helicopter Crash

NBA Legend Kobe Bryant and Eight others die in a California Helicopter Crash

The retired NBA player Kobe Bryant, daughter and seven other people died in a helicopter crash in southern California on the 26th of January 2020. Kobe Bryant was a five-time NBA champion and an 18 time All-Star who was 41 when he died. Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna was also confirmed dead on the flight as […]

Sports-Related Website Targeted

Sports-Related Website Targeted

A sports-related website has recently been under attack from what appears to be an automated system that attempts to login to the website with guessed credentials.  Use of this strategy, known as a brute force attack, against WordPress websites are once again on the rise.  Additionally, the vast array of plug-ins for WordPress provides ample […]

Mirai Botnet Heatmap Illustrates Vulnerabilities of Stadium Infrastructure

Mirai Botnet Heatmap Illustrates Vulnerabilities of Stadium Infrastructure

The recent use by the Mirai Botnet of compromised video cameras to launch a DNS-based attack on Dyn, and the subsequent effects on Internet backbone performance has led defenders of critical infrastructure resources to reevaluate protective strategies.  This is just as true for sports-related events that rely on high-availability multi-channel communications as it does for […]

Basketball Trades and Favorites

Basketball Trades and Favorites

Although the NBA regular season has not started yet, there is a lot happening. The Cleveland Cavaliers signed point guard Toney Douglas to a contract. The terms of the contract have not been released because of team and league policy. Douglas appeared in 61 games last season when he played for the New Orleans Pelicans. […]