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The England Football Team has been briefed and protected by UK experts against the cyber threats in occasion on the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia
The England Football Team has been briefed and protected against the cyber threats in occasion on the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. The GCHQ National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) held a seminar to the players and the staff at Football Association Headquarters in St. George’s Park, as Cybersecurity Insiders reports. Tha aim is to protect their personal data and money against the very likely cyber attacks by Russian hackers during the competition. The first advice was to avoid accessing the personal online banking accounts while staying in the Russian Federation. Then to not post any kind of activity in the social media accounts. Included the addition on new contacts and friends. Furthermore, it has been reccomended to not use the public wifi’s and to not install any kind of software. Finally, it has been request to UK Footbal Team to screen carefully the emails before open them.
The NCSC gave the players and staff a burn phone with a special screening software. The aim is to counter any cyber attack by the Russian hackers
The England Football Team has also a new weapon to counter the cyber threats during the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. A burn phone with a special screeing software, that wil help to give to the player the best cyber security against the Russian hackers and that will be detroyed as soon as the event is finished. However, the risks of cyber attacks on the UK National team remain high. Especially after the Skripal affair, which caused a fast deterioration of relations between Great Britain and Russia, and the London allegations on Moscow about malicious cyber activity carried out by the Russian Government. Meanwhile, the England squad and staff boarded their flight to Russia on Tuesday morning, with their FIFA World Cup base in Repino being the next destination.