The World Cup could become a hot bed for espionage

Posted on AllSides November 20th, 2022
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Brendan Lynch/Axios

This year's FIFA World Cup in Qatar is gearing up to be a hot spot for governments spying on their adversaries, researchers and officials cautioned this week.

Driving the news: Cybersecurity firm Recorded Future released a report Thursday warning that state-sponsored hacking groups are likely to see the World Cup as "target-rich environment" for spying on foreign dignitaries and businesspeople.

European data protection regulators have been advising their constituents against downloading Qatar's World Cup apps due to surveillance and national security concerns.

German authorities said one of the apps "collects...

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