Spammers and other cyber miscreants are already taking advantage of the World Cup, spreading malware and spam featuring World Cup related ads and emails. However, a security researcher at Kaspersky Labs has discovered a new attack, that appears to not focus on collecting money.
“The attack was on the Indonesian government Web server,” Dmitry Bestuzhev of Kaspersky Labs, writes. “The gang behind the attack put a defacement on the hacked Web server clearly related with the World Cup activities.”
The hacked website features the World Cup song and appears more nationalistic, similar to those hacks perpetrated by Chinese, Russian or Iranian hackers when their nations’ are criticized. The only difference is, this hack is related to sport.