World Cup Cyberattack Likely, Experts Say

Nearly three quarters of security professionals think some type of cyberattack on the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup is a sure thing, a new study shows.

More than 70% of security pros surveyed by Lastline expect attackers to target network infrastructure of the World Cup, either via a denial-of-service (DDoS) or social media breach. The men’s international soccer tournament, which kicks off tomorrow, is being held for the first time in Russia. Forty-four percent of security pros expect email surrounding the Cup to be in the bullseye, while 47% expect mobile to be at risk.

Read more about why security professionals anticipate attacks on the 2018 FIFA World Cup’s network and social media on DarkReading.