IBM Warns that Spammers Once Again Taking Aim at FIFA World Cup (eWeek)


IBM’s X-Force has been tracking the FIFA World Cup 2018 and has already seen multiple types of email scams, spam and phishing attacks launched against unsuspecting World Cup fans. Among the scams IBM has seen already are fake notifications for prize winnings linked to FIFA sponsors as well as fake product sales. While soccer is a global game, IBM’s analysis shows that the majority (65 percent) of the spam was sent from IP addresses hosted in the United States, while 23 percent was dispatched from Italy and the remaining 12 percent from other countries.