recommended reading


Bangladesh-based hacker batters Indian cricket site in tiff over the sport's future

Network intrusion; Unauthorized use of system administrator privileges

The website of the Board of Control for Cricket in India displayed mangled text, skewed images and an article picturing the Bangladeshi cricket team taking a lap of honor after a winning match.

“While the hacker did not mention the reason behind the hack, it is widely believed to have occurred thanks to developments in the upper echelons of the International Cricket Council,” Tech2 reports. “The ‘big three’ boards of the cricketing world – India, Australia and England – are slated to get more control over the running of the game. Naturally, this proposed move has upset other boards as well as fans globally.”

The proposed changes are expected to come up for a hearing in front of the ICC executive board later in January.

Due to security threats and growing concerns over player and official safety, the scheduled Twenty20 World Cup may not end up being held in Bangladesh, which could have been the motivation for an angry fan to lash out against the powerful BCCI.

ThreatWatch is a regularly updated catalog of data breaches successfully striking every sector of the globe, as reported by journalists, researchers and the victims themselves. 




January 27, 2014

reported by


number affected


location of breach




location of perpetrators


date breach occurred

January 26, 2014

date breach detected


Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from
We think these reports might interest you:

  • It’s Time for the Federal Government to Embrace Wireless and Mobility

    The United States has turned a corner on the adoption of mobile phones, tablets and other smart devices, outpacing traditional desktop and laptop sales by a wide margin. This issue brief discusses the state of wireless and mobility in federal government and outlines why now is the time to embrace these technologies in government.

  • Featured Content from RSA Conference: Dissed by NIST

    Learn more about the latest draft of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology guidance document on authentication and lifecycle management.

  • A New Security Architecture for Federal Networks

    Federal government networks are under constant attack, and the number of those attacks is increasing. This issue brief discusses today's threats and a new model for the future.

  • Going Agile:Revolutionizing Federal Digital Services Delivery

    Here’s one indication that times have changed: Harriet Tubman is going to be the next face of the twenty dollar bill. Another sign of change? The way in which the federal government arrived at that decision.

  • Software-Defined Networking

    So many demands are being placed on federal information technology networks, which must handle vast amounts of data, accommodate voice and video, and cope with a multitude of highly connected devices while keeping government information secure from cyber threats. This issue brief discusses the state of SDN in the federal government and the path forward.

  • The New IP: Moving Government Agencies Toward the Network of The Future

    Federal IT managers are looking to modernize legacy network infrastructures that are taxed by growing demands from mobile devices, video, vast amounts of data, and more. This issue brief discusses the federal government network landscape, as well as market, financial force drivers for network modernization.


When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.