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Beware of World Cup 2014 Online Streaming Services
June 30, 2014

Early this month, we had warned our readers about various FIFA World Cup scams. And as the football fever is rising frantically, hackers are now using fake online streaming services as the ultimate bait to trick fans into installing adware, spyware, Trojans and other malware on their devices.

While many of us get to catch the action live, others turn to online streaming services to watch their favorite teams collide with one another. And hackers are well aware of this. On the Internet, there are several websites that claim to provide free and paid services to stream matches of the FIFA World Cup 2014. The world would have been such a better place for all football fans if these websites were genuine. But sadly, they are not. It has been reported that most of these websites are fake and designed to siphon money or personal information from unaware fans.

Fake World cup streaming websites

When you visit any of these sites to watch a live football match, you will be asked to download certain drivers, plugins, or free software on your computer. And if you download any of these software, you could be letting a spyware get into your system that will steal your personal information and send it across to third parties. In other scenarios, you might be asked to provide your credit card information before you can stream live matches or watch the highlights.

Points to Remember to Avoid World Cup Scams

– After Brazil, the safest place to watch the World Cup matches is your television set.

– If you do come across any website that claims to offer services to stream the World Cup matches, run a thorough research on the authenticity of the website.

– Beware of emails offering you downloadable files or links which can help you stream football matches.

– Do not respond to ads claiming to offer streaming services for the World Cup.

To sum this up, if you are signing up for any online service related to the World Cup, think twice before giving away your personal or financial information, or downloading any free or unwanted software.

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  1. Good Information. Keep it up

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  2. BIMAN KARJuly 2, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    GREAT TIP BUT NOT VERY TIMELY…PLS INVARIABLY FLASH YOUR MESSAGE EACH TIME YOUR CLIENTS LOG IN TO THEIR SETS…AND IN BETWEEN AS WELL…

    IF POSSIBLE YOU COULD BE PROACTIVE AND SEND THE ABOVE MESSAGE ON THEIR EMAILS RECORDED IN YOUR SYSTEM…YOU COULD INDICATE THAT IT WAS SIMPLY A PRECAUTIONARY MESSAGE TO BE HANDLED AT THEIR RISK…

    DO INITIATE SUCH MEASURES BEFORE / AT THE INCEPTION STAGE OF SUCH EVENTS…

    THNX

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    • Hi Biman,

      Thank you for your appreciation and tips. We would like to inform you that, before the World Cup event, we had put up a post on FIFA Scams and Malware Attacks (http://bit.ly/1wy8e2F). After that we had posted another article that spoke of phishing emails, malicious apps, etc., associated with the World Cup. Our subscribers receive regular posts, alerts, and tips on computer security. You can also be one of them, and receive regular updates. You can subscribe by providing your email address on the Stay Updated section of our blog posts.

      Regards,

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  3. vinod kumar mishraJuly 2, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Thanks…again and again… for giving such cautious information…(Vinod)

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  4. V D joshiJuly 2, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Thanks for inf, we expect from y such type of inf.

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  5. D.avinashJuly 2, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    Thanks…again and again… for giving such cautious information…

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  6. Thnx….

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  7. JohnsonglowJuly 2, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Thanks for the information, it will really help a lot of unsuspecting football fans.

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  8. http://www.tsmplug.com/world-cup-live-stream/

    Is this a safe site to view FIFA online. They did not asked to download any software or plugin before viewing.

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  9. Dr Manoj TamboliJuly 3, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    Thanks for shared this important awareness information.

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  10. thanks for the information and all should be beware of this

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  11. soory jayaramanJuly 3, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    Very good information .. Alerted users in correct time .. Keep up this sort of consumer services.

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  12. sunil raiJuly 3, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Dear
    thank u for valuable information.

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  13. GoutamBiswasJuly 3, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Thinks for great job ……….

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  14. LOKESH PUNJJuly 3, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    thankyou very much…………….

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  15. Plenary HolidaysJuly 3, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Thanks for the update. As i wanted to view it on computer i was searching for online streaming now i will drop the idea..thanks again

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  16. Good One

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  17. Thanks for shared this important information.

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  18. Vikash YadavJuly 3, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    Thanks a lot.
    This is really gona help.

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  19. Rudra ChatterjeeJuly 3, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    @ Mr. Rajiv,

    May be you put up a post, but I read it first time. And sorry to say that I didn’t receive any post from your side although I am a subscriber.

    Anyway congratulation you and your team for the Good Job.

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    • Hello Rudra,

      Thank you for your feedback. Thank you for subscribing to your blog post. Kindly give us some time so that we can check our subscription channel and what is the reason behind you not receiving our earlier posts.

      Regards,

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  20. Paresh ShahJuly 3, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Thanks for the information.

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  21. very nice timely information

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  22. Naresh MinochaJuly 3, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    Very nice Rajib. Thanks for this crucial info.

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  23. thnx a lot mr.rajib ! 🙂

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  24. Anirban ChakrabortyJuly 4, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    Educating virtual civilization in a fantastic way… no thanks is enough for this…

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  25. Manav SharmaJuly 4, 2014 at 6:42 AM

    thanks for this valuable info about new techniques of hackers

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  26. Ramesh Kumar PandeyJuly 4, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Dhanyawad, aise samay samay pe di gai aapki achchi jankariyan hum sabhi QUICK HEAL dharkon ke computer ko surakhchit rakhta hai. ek bar phir se DHNYAWAD.

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  27. THANKS FOR TIME-TO-TIME AWARENESS INFORMATION.

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  28. Chandra sekharJuly 4, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    I want full version

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  29. PRABHAVATHISHELTERS PRIVATE LIMITEDJuly 4, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    WE WANT GOOD PROTECTION MY PC FOR FUTERE COOMITTEMENT.

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  30. PRABHAVATHISHELTERS PRIVATE LIMITEDJuly 4, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    HI GOOD AFTER NOO IN INDIA IT VERY NICE THAN YOU

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  31. Faisal Uddin Mahmud BabulJuly 4, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    It’s a Precaution for awareness to us. Thanking to Admin…

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  32. sunil ganjeerJuly 4, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    i know but truly thanks. Quick Heal Technologies (P) Ltd. …………

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  33. Sandipan DeyJuly 4, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    Good, thanx for the tip.. We will keep it in mind.. 🙂

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  34. Jaiprakash S ShrivastavaJuly 5, 2014 at 5:14 AM

    Hi QH team
    Every time I log in to internet my antivirus s/w is updated and at the bottom of rightside screen I am getting some tips/ltest news/alarms …thanks for keeping update and alert. It is adding security sense in virtual world.

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  35. SANDIP CHANDRAJuly 5, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    how to know installing adware, spyware, Trojans and other malware on my devices. please help me and give me a idea .i don’t know many more about internet use i personal y open one day for fifa online streaming so please inform me how to cheek my device anythings install or not and if install how to uninstall it or what can i do about this matter . please help me

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  36. Thank you sincerely.

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  37. WonglokhiungJuly 6, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    It’s good to receive such a Points to Remember to Avoid World Cup Scams thanks!

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  38. QUICKHEAL the useless AV. It has corrupted my hard disk. I had a major data loss due its service. You are not able to delete a virus named LAUNCHDRIVE.EXE

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  39. Md Abid AliJuly 7, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    Nice…..quickheal

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