The National Cyber Security Center, a cyber arm of UK GCHQ is urging all the football fans willing to view their favorite matches online to change their password of logins. So, all you fans of Football out there who are getting ready to watch their favourite games LIVE through Now TV, BT Sport, and other streaming services; are being requested to change their password credentials with strong ones i.e. a password containing alpha-numeric characters tucked with 1 or 2 special characters.
It’s a known fact that after a long pause due to Corona Virus Pandemic, the Premium League football matches are starting from June 18th, 2020 to keep their home lodged fans entertained sans fans in the stadiums. So, as all the games are intended to be played behind closed doors, the demand for streaming will increase. And this is where hackers might take chances to sell the premium login passwords online only to be used by others on a fraudulent note.
Supportively, a research carried out last year by NCSC claims that most of the football fans used passwords like Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, and Everton) which were easy to guess.
Thus, the GCHQ is requesting football fans to go through the Government Cyber Aware Campaign posted online and build strong passwords without using the traditional names.
“We want the football fans to watch the event from their living rooms as it is safe and secure for them”, says Ciaran Martin, the Chief Executive of NCSC.