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Microsoft Flags Growing Cybersecurity Concerns for Major Sporting Events

August 3, 2023

Microsoft is warning of the threat malicious cyber actors pose to stadium operations, warning that the cyber risk surface of live sporting events is “rapidly expanding.”

“Information on athletic performance, competitive advantage, and personal information is a lucrative target,” the company said in a Cyber Signals report shared with The Hacker News. “Sports teams, major league and global sporting associations, and entertainment venues house a trove of valuable information desirable to cybercriminals.”

“Unfortunately, this information can be vulnerable at-scale, due to the number of connected devices and interconnected networks in these environments.”

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