The London 2012 Olympics is officially over and while we haven’t heard of any major cyberattacks during the event, the World Wide Web has been flooded with all sorts of scams.
Trend Micro Fraud Analyst Paul Pajares, most of the schemes set up by cybercriminals involved tickets and bogus video streaming
, counting for 2/3 of all the plots.
Regarding fake streaming services, researchers have discovered that most of them have been set up to lure internauts to click on fake video players which hid redirects to certain websites with the purpose of generating web analytics.
Most of the sites used generic keywords such as London 2012 Olympics
, the main events that were targeted being tennis, basketball and athletics.
Besides fake ticket offers, experts also spotted malware-carrying emails
, advertisements for TV cards (targeting Japanese users), and shady Android apps.