As the world's best teams are finishing their eleventh hour preparations to clash using their arch rivals on the green soccer fields of the FIFA World Cup, another deadly war is raging in cyber space between cyber criminals and information security experts. Brazil, the host of the FIFA World Cup 2014 can also be home to the most notorious and lethal gangs of hackers. "With a population of approximately 201 million in 2013, Brazil could be the world's fifth most populous country and has one of many largest cyber criminals communities," reports Business World. Not surprisingly, hackers are sharpening their arsenal to attack World Cup-related websites and tens of thousands of users who is likely to be using those websites during the tournament. fifa mobile soccer hack
A May 30 report by Reuters quoting a hacker who "operates under the alias of Che Commodore" from Sao Paulo, Brazil, said, "The hacker group Anonymous is preparing a cyber-attack on corporate sponsors of the World Cup in Brazil to protest the lavish spending on the soccer games in a country struggling to provide basic services."
The report quoted this hacker as saying in a Skype conversation from an undisclosed location in Brazil, "We've already conducted late-night tests to see which of the sites tend to be more vulnerable. We've an idea of attack."
The Reuters report further stated that the hacker had mentioned World Cup sponsors including Adidas, Emirates airline, the Cola Co and Budweiser, that will be owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev as potential targets. Distributed Denial of Service or DDOS is defined as a type of Denial of Service (DoS) attack where multiple compromised systems -- which are often contaminated with a Trojan -- are used to target just one system. Victims of a DDoS attack consist of both the end targeted system and all systems maliciously used and controlled by the hacker in the distributed attack.
In a DDoS attack, the victim faces a traffic onslaught simultaneously from multiple sources, which may come across countless tens of thousands of points of origin. This causes it to be virtually impossible for the security systems to block IPs as you are incapable of filter legitimate traffic inflow from predator traffic and consequently, the host servers get jammed.
The notorious hacker group Anonymous had within the last week of May 2014, attacked the Brazil's Foreign Ministry computer networks and leaked lots of confidential emails. The Reuters report further said, a hacker called Anon Manifest used a phishing attack to breach the Foreign Ministry's databases that forced over 3,000 of account users to alter their passwords.
These lethal phishing attacks have again delivered to the fore the vulnerability of confidential and classified information databases. Although hackers are labeling these threatened attacks on World Cup websites as a "protest" against the monumental expenditures incurred in hosting the tournament, hacking or phishing is without question an intensely damaging violation of personal and important information of thousands and tens of thousands of users. FIFA 17 MOBILE COIN GENERATOR
Banks, e-pay systems and e-auctions and basically sites that store personal data which gives access to money are major targets for phishers. You might receive an innocuous message or notifications from banks, providers, e-pay systems and other organizations asking you to urgently enter or update your own personal information for reasons uknown or one other such as loss in data, lucrative offers, system requirements, and so on. These fake notifications typically entice the user select a "click here to update your account" link accompanied by thinly cloaked threats such as "else your account is likely to be blocked ".As soon as the user unsuspectingly reaches the phishing site, which is a thinly disguised copy of some credible organization, the phishers access the user's email account or bank details and have their modus operandi laid out clearly to suck out the money within virtually no time by selling the crucial data to other scammers.