Major events like the Winter Olympics attract a lot of attention from fans all around the world. For three weeks fans will watch in person, on televisions, and online to follow the various competitive events. This attention is attractive to advertisers, but it’s also attractive to cyber criminals who will inevitably use the Games as lures for phishing and other social engineering campaigns. Threats related to the Winter Olympics go deeper than that, however.
This Cyber Threat Brief provides research on the threat landscape related to the 2018 Winter Olympics, including detailed analysis of:
- Potential vulnerabilities of the 2018 Olympics
- Hacktivist, APT, and organized crime activity
- Past Olympic attacks
- Geopolitical tensions