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10 Cyberthreats Lurking Around The 2014 FIFA World Cup

Here are 10 most likely encountered risks to World Cup fans during the FIFA World Cup. There are 31 countries competing in Brazil, but the dangers posed by cybercrime are global.

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Criminals Pouncing On World Cup Frenzy

National teams from 31 countries will compete at 12 venues in Brazil beginning this week at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Like any high-profile event, the World Cup will attract criminals looking to make money off the frenzied interest in the tournament -- and the phishing messages and other scams will be increasingly difficult to recognize. FIFA and its corporate sponsors are at risk too. An attack on FIFA's data center during the games in 2002 temporarily disrupted its systems. The organization has since bolstered capacity and added defensive measures and remote backup systems. Security vendors recommend mobile device owners and computer users be extra-vigilant for fraudsters. Learn to spot the 10 most likely threats during the 2014 World Cup games.

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