SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Pat Romanski, Gary Arora, Zakia Bouachraoui, Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan

News Feed Item

McAfee warnt vor Cyberattacken gegen Fans der Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft

McAfee, das führende Unternehmen für Cybersicherheit zwischen Geräten und Cloud, warnt die Fans, vor bösartigen, speziell für Fußballfans entwickelten Apps und Phishing-E-Mails auf der Hut zu sein.

Die Fans nutzen ihre Geräte jetzt zum Streamen von Spielen und um Informationen darüber zu bekommen, ob es ihre Mannschaft in die nächste Runde schafft. Einige Fans haben sich die App „Golden Cup“ angesehen, um Daten und Aufzeichnungen aus früheren und aktuellen Spielen zu streamen – ohne zu wissen, dass Cyberkriminelle die App ebenfalls genutzt haben, um auf den Geräten nichtsahnender Fans Spyware zu installieren. Diese Bedrohungskampagne namens Android/FoulGoal.A sieht wie eine typische Sport-App mit allgemeinen Informationen und Hintergründen zu den Spielen aus. Im Hintergrund überträgt die App jedoch ohne Zustimmung des Nutzers stillschweigend Informationen an Cyberkriminelle – etwa die Telefonnummern der Opfer, installierte Apps, Modell und Hersteller von Geräten, den verfügbaren internen Speicherplatz und mehr.

Obwohl diese Apps jetzt aus dem Google Play Store entfernt wurden, geht McAfee von einer Verstärkung der Cyberangriffe im Zusammenhang mit großen Sportveranstaltungen aus und mahnt die Fans, bei verdächtigen Links und Apps vorsichtig zu sein. Die Fans sollten folgende Tipps berücksichtigen, damit Geräte und Daten in jedem Fall geschützt sind:

  • Direkt zur Quelle gehen. Um Phishing-Versuche und andere Cyberangriffe zu vermeiden, gehen Sie immer direkt auf die Seite des Anbieters. Sollte Ihnen ein Link oder eine E-Mail verdächtig erscheinen, öffnen Sie sie lieber nicht. Bei kostenlosen Tickets und Giveaways gibt es meistens einen Haken – häufig ist es zu schön, um wahr zu sein.
  • Seien Sie beim Zusehen vorsichtig. Wenn Sie die Spiele streamen möchten, sehen Sie sich diese auf jeden Fall nur auf speziellen, offiziellen Kanälen an. Besuchen Sie die offizielle Website, um zu erfahren, wo die Spiele gestreamt werden und welche Richtlinien für den Stream gelten. Wenn Sie schließlich einen Stream für das gesuchte Spiel finden, suchen Sie das Zeichen des Unternehmens, um sicherzugehen, dass der Stream legitim ist.
  • Seien Sie klug, wenn Sie ins Netz gehen. Verbinden Sie sich nicht über kostenlose WiFi-Netzwerke oder Bluetooth-gepaarte Geräte. Am besten nutzen Sie einen VPN-Dienst. So haben Sie auf jeden Fall eine Verbindung, über die Sie Ihre persönlichen Daten sichern können.

Die Ausgangssprache, in der der Originaltext veröffentlicht wird, ist die offizielle und autorisierte Version. Übersetzungen werden zur besseren Verständigung mitgeliefert. Nur die Sprachversion, die im Original veröffentlicht wurde, ist rechtsgültig. Gleichen Sie deshalb Übersetzungen mit der originalen Sprachversion der Veröffentlichung ab.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Every organization is facing their own Digital Transformation as they attempt to stay ahead of the competition, or worse, just keep up. Each new opportunity, whether embracing machine learning, IoT, or a cloud migration, seems to bring new development, deployment, and management models. The results are more diverse and federated computing models than any time in our history.
On-premise or off, you have powerful tools available to maximize the value of your infrastructure and you demand more visibility and operational control. Fortunately, data center management tools keep a vigil on memory contestation, power, thermal consumption, server health, and utilization, allowing better control no matter your cloud's shape. In this session, learn how Intel software tools enable real-time monitoring and precise management to lower operational costs and optimize infrastructure...
"Calligo is a cloud service provider with data privacy at the heart of what we do. We are a typical Infrastructure as a Service cloud provider but it's been designed around data privacy," explained Julian Box, CEO and co-founder of Calligo, in this interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Isomorphic Software is the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications. We develop, market, and support the SmartClient & Smart GWT HTML5/Ajax platform, combining the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simplicity and reach of the open web. With staff in 10 timezones, Isomorphic provides a global network of services related to our technology, with offerings ranging from turnkey application development to SLA-backed enterprise support. Leadin...
While a hybrid cloud can ease that transition, designing and deploy that hybrid cloud still offers challenges for organizations concerned about lack of available cloud skillsets within their organization. Managed service providers offer a unique opportunity to fill those gaps and get organizations of all sizes on a hybrid cloud that meets their comfort level, while delivering enhanced benefits for cost, efficiency, agility, mobility, and elasticity.
DevOps has long focused on reinventing the SDLC (e.g. with CI/CD, ARA, pipeline automation etc.), while reinvention of IT Ops has lagged. However, new approaches like Site Reliability Engineering, Observability, Containerization, Operations Analytics, and ML/AI are driving a resurgence of IT Ops. In this session our expert panel will focus on how these new ideas are [putting the Ops back in DevOps orbringing modern IT Ops to DevOps].
Darktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, virtualized, and cloud, through to IoT and industrial control systems. Installed as a self-configuring cyber defense platform, Darktrace continuously learns what is ‘normal' for all devices and users, updating its understa...
Enterprises are striving to become digital businesses for differentiated innovation and customer-centricity. Traditionally, they focused on digitizing processes and paper workflow. To be a disruptor and compete against new players, they need to gain insight into business data and innovate at scale. Cloud and cognitive technologies can help them leverage hidden data in SAP/ERP systems to fuel their businesses to accelerate digital transformation success.
Most organizations are awash today in data and IT systems, yet they're still struggling mightily to use these invaluable assets to meet the rising demand for new digital solutions and customer experiences that drive innovation and growth. What's lacking are potent and effective ways to rapidly combine together on-premises IT and the numerous commercial clouds that the average organization has in place today into effective new business solutions.
Concerns about security, downtime and latency, budgets, and general unfamiliarity with cloud technologies continue to create hesitation for many organizations that truly need to be developing a cloud strategy. Hybrid cloud solutions are helping to elevate those concerns by enabling the combination or orchestration of two or more platforms, including on-premise infrastructure, private clouds and/or third-party, public cloud services. This gives organizations more comfort to begin their digital tr...
Keeping an application running at scale can be a daunting task. When do you need to add more capacity? Larger databases? Additional servers? These questions get harder as the complexity of your application grows. Microservice based architectures and cloud-based dynamic infrastructures are technologies that help you keep your application running with high availability, even during times of extreme scaling. But real cloud success, at scale, requires much more than a basic lift-and-shift migrati...
David Friend is the co-founder and CEO of Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company that delivers fast, low-cost, and reliable cloud storage. Prior to Wasabi, David co-founded Carbonite, one of the world's leading cloud backup companies. A successful tech entrepreneur for more than 30 years, David got his start at ARP Instruments, a manufacturer of synthesizers for rock bands, where he worked with leading musicians of the day like Stevie Wonder, Pete Townsend of The Who, and Led Zeppelin. David has ...
Darktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, virtualized, and cloud, through to IoT and industrial control systems. Installed as a self-configuring cyber defense platform, Darktrace continuously learns what is ‘normal' for all devices and users, updating its understa...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Addteq is a leader in providing business solutions to Enterprise clients. Addteq has been in the business for more than 10 years. Through the use of DevOps automation, Addteq strives on creating innovative solutions to solve business processes. Clients depend on Addteq to modernize the software delivery process by providing Atlassian solutions, create custom add-ons, conduct training, offer hosting, perform DevOps services, and provide overall support services.