Attracting more than 1 billion soccer fans, 2010 World Cup is sure to attract many cybercriminals and their scams. Symantec has unveiled a dedicated website aimed to inform web users about scams targeting this year's football World Cup in South Africa.

The security vendor revealed that hackers are likely to exploit fans interested in not only searching for news about the tournament, but also those desperate to secure tickets to the matches.

Symantec said phishing attacks surged by 66 percent during the Beijing Olympics in 2008, and it expects a similar spike during the World Cup.

Symantec 2010 World Cup Net Threat