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Increases malware for World Football

The first cases of malware related to the celebration of the FIFA World Cup 2010, which begins in South Africa have already occurred. As in other international events of great impact, the high volume of Internet traffic generated attracts many spammers and hackers. It is for this reason that companies and users should be especially cautious when navigating seeking information about such events. Security firm Fortinet alert malware proliferation on the occasion of the FIFA World Cup 2010, learn more at removemalware.net

Historically, hackers have tried to hijack the traffic of the most popular websites, and the site of the FIFA World Cup would not be an exception. Cybercriminals have tried on numerous occasions that their systems work. They made ​​based on social networking attacks, spam campaigns (containing malicious attachments or links) and through search engine optimization, SEO. Attacks through SEO search engines are that situate malicious sites among the top positions in the search results page for certain key words and phrases.

SEO attacks are especially dangerous because they easily deceive the user, unlike in other easier to detect. In addition to malware attacks, fraud is one of the threats that have to be alert. FIFA recently warned fans who were vigilant about communications relating to inputs and other matters allegedly made by FIFA in which users are asked for additional data on bank accounts and personal information to confirm the purchase of these tickets.

The Fortinet FortiGuard team analyzes daily all types of threats such as spam, malware and botnets. Cybercriminals renew their attack techniques to develop new ways to achieve their goals by what is essential to have a robust defense plan.