2012 Olympic Games – Don’t Let the Spammers Take Home the Gold Medal

With the excitement of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games just around the corner, consumers need to be on the lookout for hacktivists and scammers trying to make a quick buck off of the festivities, reports olympics 150x150 2012 Olympic Games   Dont Let the Spammers Take Home the Gold MedalNaked Security.

Reflecting back on the 2008 Beijing Olympics, it was reported that they were on the receiving end of 12 million online attacks per day. Hopefully, the “war games” simulations run by the Olympics’ Technology Operations Centre (TOC) located in London’s Canary Wharf, will have put both systems and staff on a good footing to repel any attacks, notes Naked Security.

In preparation of the Olympic Games, consumers need to keep their eyes peeled for fraudulent emails. Spammers might send emails suggesting that consumers have “won” anything from free tickets to free memorabilia, to even directing consumers to malicious Olympic-related websites through emails which may pretend to be official Olympic-related communications.

If you receive an email that looks fishy, don’t click on any links and make sure to delete the email and run a virus scan immediately.

To read the full article, visit http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/05/04/olympic-games-and-cyber-attacks-be-on-your-guard/.

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About Kelsey Owen

Kelsey Owen is the Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the Better Business Bureau serving Metro Washington DC and Eastern PA (@BBB_DCPA). Prior to December 2014, Kelsey was the Communications and Marketing Coordinator for the Council of Better Business Bureaus based out of Arlington, VA. Kelsey graduated from Denison University with a degree in economics and communication and holds a master's degree in media entrepreneurship from American University.