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Cybercriminals use the World Cup in Qatar to scam users

The possibility of attending the World Cup has become an excuse for criminals to steal information. (AFP)

The cybercriminals They use all kinds of resources at their disposal to violate the privacy and security of users. In days before the world Cup in Qatarthe possibility of attending the tournament and seeing the best teams in the world live has become an excuse for criminals to steal information.

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In the last few days they have found websites fakes that promise certain benefits or special products for fans of the football for reasons of competition and even scams of phishing who seek to harm users.

The most common deceptions

According to the security company, one of the ways most used by cybercriminals to defraud users corresponds to the sale of false entries. This method, which was adapted from other types of reporting of cyber scamsis spread even more because the tournament organization only sells these tickets in formats digital.

Cybercriminals use the World Cup as an excuse to attract more victims. (photo: LATAM Cybersecurity)
Cybercriminals use the World Cup as an excuse to attract more victims. (photo: LATAM Cybersecurity)
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Several websites false dedicated to phishing offered these tickets to people who, thinking they were offers real. The team that investigated this type of scam reported that several of these platforms present a false promise to win two tickets to watch a match of the world Cup by means of a lottery in which a form.

Victims of this type of platforms they actually delivered their information personal information, including bank details, to fraudsters who could use them for sale or profit from them by breaking into the accounts of these people to steal their money.

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On the other hand, an additional form that the cybercriminals to deceive users is that of a false offer of products official store officials FIFAwhich includes jerseys of any selectioncell phone cases with team shields, signed balls, among others.

Once victims enter their datain addition to transferring money for the supposed purchase, users will be sharing information and his money with scammers.

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Cybercriminals offer air tickets and World Cup products in order to lure their victims and steal their information. EFE/Sascha Steinbach
Cybercriminals offer air tickets and World Cup products in order to lure their victims and steal their information. EFE/Sascha Steinbach

Given the growth of the market for NFTscybercriminals also chose to integrate a scam system using this asset digital as a method to attract potential victims. while some websites scams indicate that it is possible to win cryptocurrencies betting during the World Cup matches, others point out that users can invest in these virtual tokens.

In both cases, the people who fall for these deceptions will be giving access to cybercriminals to information that can ultimately result in your money being stolen and even security threats followed.

To avoid being victims of these cases of cyber scamscybersecurity company experts recommend people to check the authenticity of the links that are sent to them or to which they enter in Internet. It is also recommended that attention be paid to the information that is shared on this platform.

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