Stay Safe against Online Scams of Cricket World Cup 2015

by | Feb 19, 2015

Mumbai, 19th February, 2015: Rated as one of the world’s most viewed sporting events, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be held in 14 stadiums across Australia and New Zealand. As is the case with any major event in the world, the Cricket World Cup is a lucrative avenue for hackers and scammers. Piggybacking on the huge fan following of this sporting event, cybercriminals can be easily expected to trick users who are looking forward to booking their tickets and planning their trips on the Internet. Fake ticket and travel deals on phishing and malicious websites including social networking sites are expected to come up. Considering all these potential risks, security experts at Quick Heal have released a precautionary advisory on their official blog. This advisory puts together a list of security tips to stay safe against phishing attacks and any online scams such as:
1. Buy tickets only from the official website which is www.icc-cricket.com/cricket-world-cup

2. Do not trust any email claiming to offer you free tickets, discounted tickets or special travel deals.

3. Do not respond to online ads claiming to offer streaming services for the World Cup or free tickets.

4. Do not respond to social media posts (Twitter, Facebook, etc.,) that claim to provide free tickets, live streaming services, etc.

5. For live streaming, only trust popular websites such as www.starsports.com
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Brian Pereira
Brian Pereira
Brian Pereira is an Indian journalist and editor based in Mumbai. He founded Digital Creed in 2015. A technology buff, former computer instructor, and software developer, Brian has 29 years of journalism experience (since 1994). Brian is the former Editor of CHIP India, InformationWeek India and CISO Mag. He has served India's leading newspaper groups: The Times of India and The Indian Express. Presently, he serves the Information Security Media Group, as Sr. Director, Editorial. You'll find his most current work on CIO Inc. During his career he wrote (and continues to write) 5000+ technology articles. He conducted more than 450 industry interviews. Brian writes on aviation, drones, cybersecurity, tech startups, cloud, data center, AI/ML/Gen AI, IoT, Blockchain etc. He achieved certifications from the EC-Council (Certified Secure Computer User) and from IBM (Basics of Cloud Computing). Apart from those, he has successfully completed many courses on Content Marketing and Business Writing. He recently achieved a Certificate in Cybersecurity (CC) from the international certification body ISC2. Follow Brian on Twitter (@creed_digital) and LinkedIn. Email Brian at: [email protected]
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