Trend Micro is introducing a new platform that will stream real-time updates regarding cyber threats that has connections with FIFA’s soccer world cup. The website will also offer free authenticity-checking tools that will enable users to test related sites and services.
“Our goal is to ensure that the world will no longer be victimized by online virtual pickpocketing” says Raimund Genes, CTO at Trend Micro, “we are here to monitor those global threats that are specifically likely to occur during the World Cup games”.
The designated portal will include live updates on potential threats related to the World cup, and present users with tools and information that will help them deal with various offers such as coupons, match ticket sales etc. that may include viruses and malwares. For example, users will be able to type the details of the website they intend to make a purchase on and make sure that it is cyber-proof.
In addition, the website will enable users to answer a quick survey to discover what type of soccer fans they are, and what type of cyber hazards they are exposed to as such. A user that is defined a “loyal fan”, for example, may be a target to cyber criminals while purchasing accessories of his favorite team, while those who qualify as “casual viewers” who merely follow the games may be victims of fraud and information security crimes while seeking information related to the tournament online.