Those who want to follow the World Cup on the internet fall into the network of these criminals by entering fake sites opened by cybercriminals.
As you know, the eyes of the whole world are now on the World Cup held in Qatar. Hundreds of millions of people from all over the world follow this unique tournament, which is considered the most important tournament in the football world. During this tournament, online broadcasts and posts are as popular as television broadcasts. However, as in every event where such a large crowd gathers, the World Cup also attracts the attention of criminals. Cybercriminals, in particular, use this tournament to prey on internet users.
The latest safety report shared by Zscaler shows that unofficial websites that people use to watch World Cup matches are dangerous.
Pointing out that there has been a significant increase in the names of sites related to the World Cup in recent days, Zscaler points out that a significant part of these are malicious sites that imitate the sites of official institutions. People who visit one of these websites to watch the matches or get information about the tournament fall into the net of cybercriminals. Therefore, extra attention should be paid to the sites visited in this process.
On the other hand, links shared under the impression of a match link in social media networks such as Reddit and Twitter also pose a great danger. These links, which are thought to be a match link, are clicked and drag you to an address full of viruses and malware that will give you a headache. In addition, some of these sites may say that you need to subscribe to watch the matches and capture the password you use.