Tracking Badges, Phishing Scams and Russian Hackers: The latest in World Cup 2018 Cybersecurity News

Special Note: As the World Cup continues, we will update this post with any relevant information on cybersecurity incidents and news. Original Publication Date: 6/13/2018 July 3: Badge of honor or Tracking Device? Fan IDs have become the piece of fan memorabilia for over 1.6 Million World Cup attendees. The badge is roughly the size of a standard conference badge and includes each attendees name and credentials. In addition to entry into the games, the badge gives attendees a

Shoe & Athleisure Giant Adidas Discloses Major Security Breach

Adidas announced today they have alerted millions of customers that their private data may now be in the hands of hackers, after a possible security breach on their US-based website. Preliminary investigations show the loss includes contact information, user names and passwords, however, the company does not believe any financial or credit card information of customers were impacted. This breach comes just days after a phishing scam targeting World Cup enthusiasts, promised s

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