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 […]
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.
By: Stephen H. Campbell There are several reasons why attribution so hard in cyberspace. (1) Schneier cites the obvious one – it’s easy for actors to disguise their geographic origins by using VPNs, Tor, jump hosts etc. Many of the North Korean cyber actors, for example, mount their attacks from China. (2) Another reason is […]
Media pundits and geopolitical scholars have compared Putin’s World Cup to Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Olympics, asserting that the global spectacle of the World Cup is primarily a propaganda effort by Putin’s Russia. Indeed, the Sochi Olympic Games were just held in 2014, and Putin sought to grandstand his nation through a deceitful athlete doping and […]
It is quite possible that soccer will eventually make it to the U.S. mainstream.
Soccer has an estimated 4 billion fans around the world, while American football doesn’t even crack the top 10 most popular sports worldwide. There are 234 international soccer teams (207 are recognized by FIFA), while there are only approximately 60 professional teams worldwide that play American football. The numbers are clear: soccer is the most […]