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FIFA's Jerome Valcke Defends Fan Fests After Brazil City Reneged On $4.7M Event
Published February 27, 2014
CYBER THREAT: REUTERS' Esteban Israel reported Brazilian hackers "are threatening to disrupt the World Cup with attacks ranging from jamming websites to data theft, adding cyber warfare to the list of challenges for a competition already marred by protests, delays and overspending." In a country "with rampant online crime, a challenging telecommunications infrastructure and little experience with cyber attacks, authorities are rushing to protect government websites and those of FIFA" (REUTERS, 2/26).