World Cup Live Streaming Piracy Thrived on Social Media Platforms (Forbes)


According to reports, piracy of the final stages of the soccer World Cup in Russia thrived in social media. The problem is not just for content providers. Consumers can also suffer unintended consequences from watching pirated content. Rory O’Conner, Senior VP of Cybersecurity Services at Irdeto, said: “In the case of this World Cup, social media appears to be the main vehicle for illegal streams, but this does not make viewing this content safer for consumers. By viewing illegal streams, clicking on ads, or interacting with illegitimate content in any way, consumers could be opening themselves up to malware infection and other cybercrime threats. The providers of this illegal content are often criminals who will look to profit from viewers however they can.”