On May 12, 2014, an AnonGhost member and developer of the new AnonGhost DDoS tool, nicknamed Ali KM, created an event page on Facebook announcing a cyber-campaign against FIFA websites, #OpFIFA, set for June 10-12, 2014.
According to Ali KM, the main reason for #OpFIFA is what they consider FIFA’s humiliation of Muslim teams.
Ali KM has also promised that if the participants wage successful DDoS attacks against FIFA websites, he will provide them with free HD live streaming from his own servers during the World Cup games.
Previously, in January 2014, hacktivists created Facebook event pages threatening cyber attacks against websites affiliated with the government of Brazil (the World Cup host) and FIFA.
Cyber security researchers have noted that hackers have used World Cup games online to spread malware.
Source: Sensecy.com, May 14, 2014.