article from EnterpriseAppsTech highlighted that 375 fake World Cup apps were created to target Android devices — in addition to approximately 2,000 daily cyber attacks that took place during the World Cup event.
The World Cup may be over (although Avira is still reveling in Germany’s win), but there are plenty of other events and topics to watch out for when clicking or tapping through the Internet. As a first step in protecting yourself, make it a practice to think twice before you engage with content that you find about extremely popular things online. This could be content related to celebrities, entertainment (movies, television, music, games), sporting events, top news stories, and so on. Just be careful, always.
The good news is that with a proper amount of caution and our security software running quietly in the background, you can feel safe while you research any of those popular topics that everyone is talking about.