Cyber attacks to surge at Olympics

Studying previous sporting events through its intelligence analysis platform, Tel Aviv-based Cytegic, a cybersecurity company, has identified a surge of cyber activity ahead of and during major global sporting events. This same activity is expected to surge in the weeks ahead of and during the Olympics in Brazil in August this year, the company warns.

Hackers set up sites to sell counterfeit tickets and travel packages. They also increase their activity on the political sphere, attacking government sites to call attention to their causes.

Most of the attacks were expected to be against the banking and financial services sector, retail companies, and government agencies.

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Times of Israel
July 5, 2016