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A global cybersecurity firm warned Tokyo Olympic 2020 fans of the top five phishing schemes that cybercriminals are using to maliciously steal their credentials online amid the Games.

The Olympic Games are currently being held without in-person spectators which leave fans looking for other ways to watch their representatives in the prestigious sporting events.

According to Kaspersky, scammers are attempting to monetize viewers’ interest by initiating phishing websites that appear Olympics-related.

The company said it discovered the presence of fake pages offering to stream various Olympic events, selling tickets for competitions that won’t have spectators, various giveaways and fake Olympic Games virtual currency.

Online live streams, for instance, are popular with those who do not have access to cable television or networks that broadcast the Games.

The company said that some phishing pages…

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