With the 2012 Olympics officially closed, it's worth looking back at the types of online scams we saw that tried to exploit the good name of the Olympics for illegal profit.
We saw two primary lures for Olympic scams: fake streaming sites, and tickets for sale. These two scams accounted for approximately two-thirds of Olympic-related malicious sites that were encountered in the months of July and August. Other scams encountered included fake mobile apps, illegal TV cards, fraudulent goods, and typosquatting ...
What enterprises need to consider as large numbers of staff prepare to work away from the office.
A large proportion of staff are set to work remotely this summer as the Olympic Games disrupt the UK’s transport networks. In a recent video interview, Stuart Sumner of Computing asked me whether remote working during the Olympics will create any new security risk for UK firms. My answer is I don’t think so. Remote access and remote working have been present in many companies ...
As early as March 2012, we have spotted a number of Tibetan-themed campaigns, and we've documented some of them through this blog. So far, the attacks are pretty consistent: they usually arrive as emails with pro-Tibetan sentiments as subjects, and have malicious file attachments.
Very recently, however, we found one Tibetan-themed campaign that also touches a very relevant current event: the 2012 summer Olympics in London.
As seen above, the email message is consistent with the typical techniques observed in other Tibetan-themed ...
Cybercriminals are known to take advantage of sporting events like the London Olympics 2012 for their malicious activities. Some of the attacks that leveraged this event include fake live streaming websites, fraudulent sites that sell bogus tickets, and malicious Olympics-related app hosted in a fake Google Play store.
Adding to the list of attacks using the ongoing Games as bait, Trend Micro researchers spotted spammed messages that contain news on a supposed scandal involving US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas. This is ...
The long-awaited London Olympics 2012 has officially opened. Apart from the fraudulent website that claims to sell tickets and another website that sells illegal cards to Japanese users, we also spotted several fake live streaming sites leveraging this sporting event. Some of these are the following:
When users searched for the keywords “watch london olympics opening ceremony live,” "watch london olympics online,” and “watch london olympics 2012 live,” the above-mentioned websites appeared as one of the top search results via Blackhat ...