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Fortinet, a global leader in broad, in­te­grated and au­to­mated cy­ber se­cu­rity so­lu­tions, has cau­tioned ar­dent foot­ball fans in Thai­land to stay vig­i­lant against cy­ber-at­tacks dur­ing the FIFA World Cup 2018 Tour­na­ment.

“Large-scale in­ter­na­tional sport­ing events such as the FIFA World Cup are ma­jor cy­ber-at­tack tar­gets, even for or­di­nary in­di­vid­u­als,” said Gavin Chow, Net­work and Se­cu­rity Strate­gist for Fortinet Asia Pa­cific.

“Hack­ers know that amid the ex­cite­ment in watch­ing the lat­est ac­tion or learn­ing the lat­est scores, com­puter users often for­get com­mon sense and ne­glect safe com­put­ing habits.”

Fortinet ex­pects a spike in on­line scams and phish­ing at­tacks as the world’s great­est foot­ball show gets un­der­way. It of­fers five se­cu­rity tips to sur­vive cy­ber threats dur­ing FIFA World Cup 2018 in­clud­ing: be care­ful where you view live cov­er­age, watch out for phish­ing at­tacks, be­ware of on­line re­tail­ers of­fer­ing dis­counted tick­ets or cheap mer­chan­dise, keep soft­ware up­dated, and avoid pub­lic Wi-Fi hotspots.

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