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In a story that reads a little bit like Robin Hood meets the internet, hacker group Anonymous Brasil says they are using Operation Hacking Cup to protest social injustices surrounding the World Cup, through a series of DDoS and website defacement attacks. Claiming to have made 141 attacks since the start of the World Cup, the group first tweeted about one of their most recent attacks on the Brazilian Federal Police Monday morning. While the political nature of this “hacktivism” makes for an interesting story, cybersecurity concerns at the World Cup—and other large sporting events—is a familiar issue as collective reliance on technology continues to increase.



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