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World Cup under threat from online activists

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This summer's World Cup is under threats from activists who operate online, according to the BBC.

The tournament has been a contentious issue in Brazil, with protests having already occurred due to the inequality between the Brazilian people. The event has apparently cost around £8.4b, whilst residents live in poverty throughout the country.

The latest attack comes from online activist who are planning to flood selected websites with traffic resulting in the sites crashing.

One of the supposed attackers said: "The attacks will be directed against official websites and this of companies sponsoring the cup. It's fast, damaging and relatively simple to carry out."

Another added: "Security remains very low."

The attraction to appeal to a global audience through the World Cup make the opportunity too good to pass up.

Brazil's preparations for the games have been less than smooth. Riots during the Confederations Cup last season, the race to get the stadiums ready and the increased efforts to reduce crime on the streets in the poor areas have dominated negative headlines around the tournament.

Experts have agreed that Brazil's telecommunications network is getting little attention meaning that the possibility that the World Cup will be a target is not a question of will it, but of when will it happen.


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