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FBI says FIFA Ultimate Team console game hackers stole millions in virtual currency

Theft, even if virtual, is still theft.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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And the World Cup Security Centre’s WiFi password is…

Here’s a behind-the-scenes photograph of the World Cup security centre in Brazil.

Spot anything interesting?


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Simple security tips for FIFA World Cup fans

The FIFA World Cup has kicked off in Brazil.

But if you’re travelling, what precautions should you take to stay safe online?


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England footballers have their passport details leaked on Twitter

In an embarrassing breach of security, the passport numbers of members of the England Football squad have been accidentally tweeted out by the team’s official sponsor.

Find out more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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Syrian hackers hijack FIFA Twitter accounts

Hackers operating under the banner of the “Syrian Electronic Army” have once again hijacked high profile Twitter accounts.

This time it was the official accounts of the FIFA World Cup and FIFA President Sepp Blatter who fell foul of the hackers.


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Twitter plays cat-and-mouse with hackers of the Syrian Electronic Army

Twitter’s security team appears to be playing whack-a-mole with a group of hackers who have made a name for themselves hijacking the accounts of high profile media organisations.


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Was UK’s 2018 FIFA World Cup bid hacked by Russia? FBI investigates

The FBI is investigating claims that the USA and English bids to host the 2018 soccer World Cup competition had their email accounts targeted by hackers.

The successful Russian bid has denied that it participated in any dirty tricks.


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