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 FC Barcelona’s Twitter account

Talk about putting the boot in…

The notorious Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) claimed another scalp overnight, hijacking the Twitter account of the world-famous Barcelona football club.

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Arsenal Lotto scam spammed out via PowerPoint file

Scammers use desperate measures in their attempt to trick you into believing you have won a lottery run by Arsenal Football Club.

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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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David Beckham’s website defaced by hackers

The website of British football superstar David Beckham has been hacked, with an image of a hapless dog attempting to eat a bowl of food painted on a street sign.

Is this an own goal for the soccer ace?

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World Cup DDoS blackmailer sentenced to jail

A man who extorted money out of online gambling websites in the run-up to the 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa has been sent to jail.

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Ronaldinho website Jar Jar Binks hack should be a warning to others

Football star’s website hacked with images of Jar Jar Binks and Osama bin Laden.

Do you know how to reduce the chances of your own website being hacked?

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“Cry-baby” Maradona’s website hacked by Peruvian football fan

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

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