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FA Enhances its Online Security for World Cup Following Hacking Worries


There's concern by Football Association (FA) about exposure of their sensitive information regarding tactical details, squad selection and injury. Understandably, FA has already implemented action towards increasing its cyber security. This is following worries due to increasing data thefts after the August Fancy Bears security breach related to 'banned' medicines utilized during football playing.


The hackers asserted the info revealed about 160 players who showed drug tests as positive during 2015, and then 200 in all in 2016. Now FA is thinking about telling the players as well as other staff when the 2018 Russia hosted World Cup will be played that they shouldn't work with WiFi connections at any hotel else public place, apprehending awkward coaching in a personal way along with tactical secrets, potentially getting infiltrated.


Last month's hack exposed an e-mail which Jenni Kennedy, Head of Integrity of FA wrote about 4 anti-doping instances during May this year in detail. While Fancy Bears had earlier hacked the World Anti-Doping Agency, it isn't clear which network has been used for hacking the current FA e-mails. The incident has made Football Association communicate to FIFA its disquiet regarding online security. Stuff.co.nz posted this, September 12, 2017.


The Association is gearing up to encrypt passwords and strengthen firewalls, considering the noticeable immense danger about one particular cyber assault inside Russia. Besides, there will be advice especially to players how they would work on social media while game is on. It's further anticipated that after confirmation of the chosen accommodation for the game teams and their training base, there'll be bugging machines for both prior to the coming in of the English supporters.


In a separate instance, FA recently wrote to FIFA telling it was worried since the Russia based Fancy Bears hacking gang's breach of a correspondence by the governing body of football regarding doping. FIFA has arranged for its computer security via taking 3rd-parties' expert advice.


FIFA reiterated its commitment towards prevention of security attacks overall. It said that regarding the Fancy Bears assault especially, it was currently conducting an investigation to find out if anybody compromised FIFA's infrastructure.

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