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Feds are very worried about cyberattacks at the Super Bowl

Feds are very worried about cyberattacks at the Super Bowl
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Anyone who's headed to this year's Super Bowl needs to be careful. The FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently released a memo that warned of a potential cyberattack aimed at the massive crowds.

What makes this year's Super Bowl different from others? Well, Super Bowl 50 will be held at the home stadium of the San Francisco 49ers. It's right in the middle of Silicon Valley, one of the most technologically advanced regions in the world.

This is what has security officials so worried. The fiber optic networks in the area have been prone to more than 20 attacks already. Most of these attacks involved the severing of random lines during late-night hours, which has the FBI and DHS speculating over their intentions.

In the memo, the FBI and DHS state they have, "no information to indicate any specific, credible threats to or associated with Super Bowl 50 or related events." But, concern is also outlined that these previous acts could be test runs for an upcoming terrorist attack.

Next page: Learn more about these attacks and how security officials are responding
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