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 […]
Sports & politics…. Its all the same, a muddy mess.
This represents the first sports-related outlet that has been affected by a Magecart group.
April 29, 2019 Sport has long been a forum for measuring oneself, one’s community, one’s nation against all others. Competitions provide social standing, community pride, and international recognition for the teams, their fans, and even their nations. International games have become a moral and culturally acceptable confrontations that serve as proxies to open conflict; allowing […]
Early Enrollment Now Open!
Beginning April 15th, 2019 the Sports-ISAO will begin an 8-week training program in preparation for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held in France. Enrollment is now open! The Sports-ISAO, a program of the Cyber Resilience Institute (CRI) has previously run training programs for the following global sporting events: 2016 Summer Olympics 2017 […]
Guest Post by: Raveena Parikh I had an exceptionally great opportunity to intern with CRI as a Cyber Threat Intel Analyst during the summer of 2017. As a threat analyst, I developed skills such as tactical threat intelligence, open-source threat hunting, and social media analysis & monitoring through the course of this internship. Tools We […]