By Micah Graf, Security Researcher at CounterTack
By Thom VanHorn, Sr. Director of Marketing at CounterTack -
The Super Bowl is only 5 days away. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are going for their record sixth victory in the big game. If you’re not from New England, you’re probably rooting against the Patriots. But if you are from New England…like I am, you’re no doubt hoping for them to cement their reputations as the greatest coach and quarterback of all time 😊
No matter who you are supporting, there is one group that we can all agree to root against – the hackers and criminals who use major events to perpetrate cyber attacks. Like most major events, the Super Bowl has historically resulted in an increase in attempts to defraud the public. Phishing schemes increase, rogue Web sites appear, and hackers feast. So as sports fans who will be visiting Super Bowl related Web sites – or maybe event journeying to Minneapolis, now is a good time to revisit common cyber threats and take proactive action to minimize their risks.
Let’s look at 3 common cyber threats that typically accompany events like the Super Bowl.