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 Audacious Jumper Botnet is targeting sports-industry related websites.
Threat Analysis by Jane Ginn, MSIA, MRP Adjunct Professor Mercyhurst University, Ridge College of Intelligence Studies Background In the post U.S. election cycle there was a lot of press coverage regarding the possibility of interference of Russia in the 2016 Presidential elections. Then President-elect Trump downplayed any influence Russia may have had even though […]
Advertising and Sport: What if Advertising Revenue Dried Up? A Cascading Impact from the Methbot Operation?
Sports-ISAO, the information sharing leader for the sport sector, has been monitoring the Methbot operation. A series of articles from us will be published about the gravity of this massive fraud upon the sport, entertainment, media, advertising and Internet industries. This first article serves as a Call to Action to the Community of Sport to […]
The Obama Administration’s public announcement linking of a series of high profile cyber attacks against U.S. targets has raised the specter of an all out information and propaganda war to a new level. The Russian hacker group that is collectively known as Guccifer 2.0 is believed to be behind recent breaches of U.S. government […]
The World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) released details of the data breach that occurred last month to its Anti-Doping Agency Management System (ADAMS) that had been built specifically for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. None of the other WADA systems appear to have been affected by the hack. Most troubling, however, is that WADA found “inconsistencies” […]
The advancing capabilities of organized hacker groups and cyber adversaries create an increasing global threat to information systems. The rising threat levels place more demands on security personnel and network administrators to protect information systems. Protecting the network infrastructure is critical to preserve the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of communication and services across an enterprise. […]