The Mets and Royals may not be the only teams looking to knock one out of the park during the World Series. With the high popularity of this event, fans aren’t the only ones cheering. Cybercriminals often use events like the World Series as a hook to attack consumers through phishing emails, text with malicious 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.”