Recently it has been reported in the news that hacktivist group Anonymous intends to attack the 2014 FIFA World Cup including its partners and sponsors. The threat gained public attention after an interview with an Anonymous group spokesman, referring to himself as Che Commondore, provided select details about the planned operation.
This threat alert provides insight into potential techniques that will be used by Anonymous. It also outlines potential targets and recommends best practices that sohuld be taken before, during and after an attack. The ERT expects Anonymous to cast a wide net and potentially target more than partners and sponsors of the event. Most companies should take note of the cautions/advice offered by this alert.