WWE Leaks Information on 3 Million Fans

On July 4th World Wrestling Entertainment Incorporated notified fans of a data leak of consumer information.

WWE Leaks Information on 3 Million Fans

Report filed by: Christopher Kolezynski Cyber Law Student Cleveland-Marshall College of Law   On July 4th World Wrestling Entertainment Incorporated notified fans of a data leak of consumer information. Security researcher Bob Dyachenko, an employee of Kromtech Security Research Center, identified the vulnerable database and notified the WWE. The database contained personal information on approximately three […]

Major League Baseball Needs Threat Intel Sharing

Major League Baseball Needs Threat Intel Sharing

  The Internet has become as much a part of our lives as the air we breathe.  According to Joe Inzerillo, vice president and CTO for Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM), the demand for connectivity is incredible, and it is primarily coming from college students and young professionals. This has motivated MLB to adapt […]

Cyber Security Risks to Football Teams and Players

Cyber Security Risks to Football Teams and Players

In today’s competitive sporting environment, teams not only have to worry about their performance on the field, but also the business side of sports. With leagues, teams and athletes increasingly turning to technology; be it social media, mobile apps, virtual reality or big data-for tactics or business development, hackers have started seeing the value of […]

Culture of Winning

Culture of Winning

Sports in the world is a competitive game that advances the idea of winning as an end-point; an objective to work towards.  Watching the game of American football gives us a sense of the extreme physical prowess professional players have to achieve to be competitive in this sport.  The same can be said for any […]

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 […]

NFL Leadership

NFL Leadership

The NFL Security Team recently got a facelift.  Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief left in August to begin a stint as V.P. of Security for the NFL. Kathy Lainer served 26 years with distinction in one of the most high-profile positions in the U.S.  Her leadership allowed the District to go relatively unscathed during the […]

Equipment Market Booming

Equipment Market Booming

The global ice hockey equipment market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of almost 4% during the forecast period, according to a forecast from Technavio. In there report, Technavio covers the market outlook and growth prospects of the global ice hockey equipment market for 2016-2020. The market is further categorized into […]

FIFA Domain Squatting

Soccer (Football) Fans Being Targeted by Advanced Cyber Threat Actors

FIFA Domain Squatting

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 […]