Web activists threaten to disrupt World Cup in Brazil

Feb 26, 2014, 11:39 PM EST
An aerial view of the Beira Rio stadium venue for the FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil on December 15, 2013 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
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Brazilian online activists are threatening to disrupt the 2014 Fifa World Cup, it has been reported. A group that affiliated itself to the loose collective known as Anonymous said it would target official websites. There have been major protests in Brazil against what some have said is an overly extravagant outlay. The Brazilian Army admitted it could not provide complete protection, but insisted it would respond to the most likely threats.
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