World Cup fever is almost upon us and, with England’s World Cup squad due to
be announced today, it looks like hackers and criminal gangs will be generating
large volumes of infected and other malicious email with a football theme.

Symantec has revealed that it expects a massive increase in spam and other
malicious activities from today onwards, as cybercriminals seek to profit from a
surge of interest in the games.

And with the first match taking place in around a week, Symantec has opened a
World Cup microsite called `Net
Threats monitoring
‘ where it is giving out free updates on the latest in
scams, spam, phishing and malicious code.

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