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We’ve previously blogged about Olympic ticket scams, phishing, malware designed to propagate through social networking, and other Olympic security concerns.  We also know that hackers take advantage of people searching for breaking news and trending topics about the Olympics through various SEO poisoning techniques. When Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvilii died in a tragic training accident just before the Vancouver Olympics in […]

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The much-anticipated 2012 London Olympics is set to kick off this Friday. As the event draws nearer, we expect to see online attacks riding on different Olympics-related activities. Sure enough, we saw this interesting Facebook wall post regarding the said event: The site, hosted on the domain liveolympictickets(dot)com, appears to offer tickets for sale. Moreover, […]

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Shady ticket deals for the 2012 London Olympics? Hardly surprising. But when the source is Google’s famous AdWords advertising service–one of the internet giant’s main sources of income–then a double take might be in order.A BBC investigation found that a Google search for “olympic tickets” resulted in top-of-the-page placement of sponsored sites for vendors selling […]

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