OREANDA-NEWS. November 02, 2015.  Mets and Royals may not be the only teams looking for a big score during the World Series. The popularity of this annual event garners a lot of attention from fans cheering on their favorite team; however, fans may not see a squeeze play coming. Cybercriminals often use timely and popular events like the World Series as a hook to attack consumers through phishing emails, texts with dangerous links, insecure Wi-Fi networks and more.

“Cybercriminals have many tools in their lineup, including using major sporting events like the World Series, to trick unsuspecting consumers into falling victim to a cyberattack,” said Chris Doggett, managing director of Kaspersky Lab North America. “By knowing what types of curveballs they may throw and having cybersecurity solutions as your clutch hitter, fans can not only stay protected, but also help strikeout cybercriminals’ attempts during this year’s World Series.”

The following infographic provides fans with a game plan to help ensure that they are cybersafe during the World Series.


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