Concerns remain over the safety of fans attending the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, especially England’s fans. Tuesday senior police officer for soccer, Mark Roberts, spoke before a parliament’s foreign affairs committee assuring lawmakers Russia was prepared to handle security for the multi-day, multi-venue event. As Russia provides assurances it is prepared to ensure […]
After the Experian Hack athletes on the world stage are even more exposed.
Guest Post By Yomphana Adams The Fancy Bears hacks and dox releases this summer highlight the need for advanced planning briefing in the athletic industry. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships, the Football Association and FIFA were impacted by Fancy Bear actions. In July prior to the IAAF World Championship in […]
Rafa Marquez, one of Mexico’s greatest soccer players and the captain of Mexico’s national soccer team, along with 21 other Mexican nationals were sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department for allegedly acting as a front person and holding assets for suspected Mexican drug kingpin, Raul Flores Hernandez. The sanctions were part of a multi […]
Soccer (Football) Fans Being Targeted by Advanced Cyber Threat Actors
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport’s global governing body uses the official domain: www.fifa.com. Threat analysts have recently identified several domain squatting efforts using the following registered domains: fifa.com.co fifa-rules.25u.com fifaregionalprojects.org fifa2015fifa.publicvm.com The domain fifa-rules.25u.com has been previously identified as being associated with the Turla Advanced Persistent Threat reported on by the researchers at […]
Last year, the US Department of Justice indicted several of Fifa’s top executives for corruption allegations. The organization was being investigated for wire fraud and money laundering over the past 24 years. In an article written for The Guardian, registered FA intermediary Jonathan Booker, argued that the corruption has not stopped. Booker states that corruption […]