Malware, Phishing

Phishing scheme targets biting World Cup player’s sympathizers

A new phishing scheme is targeting World Cup fans who want to support Luis Alberto Suárez, an Uruguayan forward who bit an Italian defender during a recent match.

The phishing page looks like and links back to FIFA's website and asks visitors to fill out a petition in defense of the Uruguayan player who is now disqualified from matches, as well as any soccer-related activity, according to a Kaspersky Lab blog post.

Visitors must include their name, country of residence, cell phone number and email address to complete the form, after which the site encourages them to share the link with Facebook friends. This has allowed the scam to quickly spread through the social media site.

The personal information provided could allow the scammers to circumvent two-factor authentication in online banking systems.

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