Hackers May Have Rigged FIFA World Cup Bids
The Telegraph is reporting that FBI officials have 'substantial evidence' that attempts were made to hack key e-mail accounts.
The FBI is investigating the possibility that hackers may have tampered with the U.S. and British bids to host the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups.
"According to the London newspaper The Telegraph, FBI officials have 'substantial evidence' that outside organizations tried to hack the email accounts of members of the English organizing committee bidding to host the 2018 tournament," writes SecurityNewsDaily's Matt Liebowitz. "England eventually lost out to Russia when the winning bids were announced a year ago."
"The FBI probe reportedly is looking into similar claims that hackers tampered with the simultaneous U.S. bid to host the 2022 event, which went to the tiny oil-rich Persian Gulf state of Qatar," Liebowitz writes.
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