In August, Taipei will be the center of the sporting world as the host of the upcoming 2017 Summer Universiade. While the more people attend, the more cybercriminals will happen. In addition to the policies implemented by the government, everyone must follow the relevant news and stay away from the unsecured activities.
The kind of global sporting events often lead to identity theft and fraud. Attackers know that sports enthusiasts are more susceptible during the exciting tournaments, so the various traps like bogus online ticket deals, email spamming and malware-infested streaming sites will let users to be threaten.
Cybercriminals also continuously update old scams and invent new ways to take advantage of your devices. Especially, the fans from all over the world are probably cheated by attackers because they are unfamiliar with the host country, language, and customs.
The following are some typical threats you might encounter during global sporting events, and what you can do to avoid through the functions in “Dr. safety”.
- Unsecured Connections
Because that many tourists want to share selfies on social media, and offer live updates to friends, they connect the unsecured WiFi to get free networks. The actions open up many possibilities for criminals, because that a fake WiFi could let an attacker connect to your device and gain access to steal personal information, infect the device, and even exert a certain level of functional control over it.
You can：Check the WiFi if it’s authenticity, making sure to understand the access before you agree to anything. Unsecured networks are risky, so setting up a Virtual Private Connection (VPN) helps protect any exchanges you have online.
- Spam Emails including the fake news
Contests is the typical bait used by spam email. Criminals often create similarly-named sites just to confuse and bait carefree clickers to malware-infested pages. Logos and official-looking headers on incoming mail are no guarantee either, as cybercriminals are getting better at designing their pages. There are legitimate-sounding sites that contain malware or links that lead you to phishing pages
You can do: Be careful what you click when you’re searching for a livestream link for the game. Use the” Mail Scanner” to protect yourself from malicious mail and open the” Safe Web Surfing” to filter the risky websites.
- Fake Sites and Phishing Scams
Links that you see on websites and social media often lead to malware-infested pages, requests for personal information as part of a phishing scam. Because of realistic pages and legitimate-looking URLs, phishing sites and fake e-commerce pages bring in big business for cybercriminals, and they’re getting harder to spot. In a rush to buy discounted seats, fans carelessly provide personal and financial information, or even pay for a non-existent bargain.
You can do: To prevent you from accidentally going to the wrong site, you should ignore unsolicited promotional material. When buying tickets or merchandise, make sure to get them through their official websites. Moreover, use the” Security Threat Scan “and” Privacy Risk Scan “to check the apps for threats.
- Keep an eye out.
Events like these are always crowded, so you should be aware of your surroundings. Someone peeks at your device or wallet while you’re distracted.
You can do: Check both of them as soon as you arrive home and open” Lost Device Protection” to protect your devices from loss and avoid personal information to be stolen.
All above are the situations might happen, so make sure you have got comprehensive protection and installed an efficient safety solution.
Protect your devices with a security solution from vendors that have expertise to defend against specific threats you are likely to encounter.
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