Beware of World Cup 2014 Online Streaming Services

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.

Rajiv Singha

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Ramesh
Ramesh
6 years ago

Good Information. Keep it up

BIMAN KAR
BIMAN KAR
6 years ago

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vinod kumar mishra
vinod kumar mishra
6 years ago

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

V D joshi
V D joshi
6 years ago

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

D.avinash
D.avinash
6 years ago

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

AB
AB
6 years ago

Thnx….

Johnsonglow
Johnsonglow
6 years ago

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

Pratap J
Pratap J
6 years ago

https://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.

Dr Manoj Tamboli
Dr Manoj Tamboli
6 years ago

Thanks for shared this important awareness information.

manoja
manoja
6 years ago

thanks for the information and all should be beware of this

soory jayaraman
soory jayaraman
6 years ago

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

sunil rai
sunil rai
6 years ago

Dear
thank u for valuable information.

GoutamBiswas
GoutamBiswas
6 years ago

Thinks for great job ……….

LOKESH PUNJ
LOKESH PUNJ
6 years ago

thankyou very much…………….

Plenary Holidays
Plenary Holidays
6 years ago

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

nipa
nipa
6 years ago

Good One

Lepan
Lepan
6 years ago

Thanks for shared this important information.

Vikash Yadav
Vikash Yadav
6 years ago

Thanks a lot.
This is really gona help.

Rudra Chatterjee
Rudra Chatterjee
6 years ago

@ 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.

Paresh Shah
Paresh Shah
6 years ago

Thanks for the information.

Afzal
Afzal
6 years ago

very nice timely information

Naresh Minocha
Naresh Minocha
6 years ago

Very nice Rajib. Thanks for this crucial info.

lakshay
lakshay
6 years ago

thnx a lot mr.rajib ! 🙂

Anirban Chakraborty
Anirban Chakraborty
6 years ago

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

Manav Sharma
Manav Sharma
6 years ago

thanks for this valuable info about new techniques of hackers

Ramesh Kumar Pandey
Ramesh Kumar Pandey
6 years ago

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SAJAL
SAJAL
6 years ago

THANKS FOR TIME-TO-TIME AWARENESS INFORMATION.

Chandra sekhar
Chandra sekhar
6 years ago

I want full version

PRABHAVATHISHELTERS PRIVATE LIMITED
PRABHAVATHISHELTERS PRIVATE LIMITED
6 years ago

WE WANT GOOD PROTECTION MY PC FOR FUTERE COOMITTEMENT.

PRABHAVATHISHELTERS PRIVATE LIMITED
PRABHAVATHISHELTERS PRIVATE LIMITED
6 years ago

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Faisal Uddin Mahmud Babul
Faisal Uddin Mahmud Babul
6 years ago

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

sunil ganjeer
sunil ganjeer
6 years ago

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

Sandipan Dey
Sandipan Dey
6 years ago

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

Jaiprakash S Shrivastava
Jaiprakash S Shrivastava
6 years ago

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.

SANDIP CHANDRA
SANDIP CHANDRA
6 years ago

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

Rahul Thadani
6 years ago
Reply to  SANDIP CHANDRA

Hi Sandip,

If the devices you are referring to include your PC or laptop, you can install one of our home products and scan your machine for any existing threats. You can view the products list here – https://www.quickheal.co.in/home-users. If you have an Android smartphone, you can also make use of Quick Heal Mobile Security for free – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quickheal.platform or you can install the premium Total Security for Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quickheal.platform.advance.blue.market.

Thanks and regards.

Sandipan
Sandipan
6 years ago

Thank you sincerely.

Wonglokhiung
Wonglokhiung
6 years ago

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

Mansis
Mansis
6 years ago

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

Md Abid Ali
Md Abid Ali
6 years ago

Nice…..quickheal

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