If the protests in Brazil are already getting out of hand, can you image how things are going to be during the world cup? And if that doesn’t worries you, then you can only expect for thing to be worse after the hacker group Anonymous made threats of attacking Brazilian government and FIFA websites during the event.
One of the activists, identified as Eduarda Dioratto says that planning against the event is already in motion. “We are already getting ready for it, and there’s nothing the Brazilian government can do to stop us.” Experts agree that little attention is given to the telecommunications infrastructure in Brazil, which has serious problems such as congested networks, the use of pirated software by government officials, and the minimal investment in online security. In addition, the community of cybercriminals in Brazil is one of the most sophisticated in the world , which only makes things worse .
The expectation is quite obvious: “It’s not a matter of ‘if’ Brazil will be attacked, but ‘ when’ ,” says William Beer, cybersecurity expert at the consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal. In contrast, Brazilian officials say they are prepared for what is to come: “Brazil is ready to answer to any cyber threat, but it would be remiss to say that any nation is 100 % prepared against that.” said Gen. José Carlos Santos, the head of Brazilian cyber defence centre of the Brazilian army.