Fury vs Usyk fans who work for 'medium sized' businesses could be 'fired' for watching it

Tyson Fury fans who are illegally streaming the Oleksandr Usyk fight tonight have been warned over the impact of their employer. Seattle-based cyber security and tech consultant Michael Hasse claimed that both you and your employer’s data could be being breached.

Hasse explained: "I work with a number of small and medium sized businesses and their IT support and it is normal for there to be a sharp spike in the number of malware detections from 'viewers' being downloaded onto corporate systems around the time of high-profile sports events.

"So, yes, from a corporate perspective this is significant concern, and in some cases is a firing offence. For home users with less robust security systems in place - and who may also do their banking on the same computer - there is a much greater risk of infection and subsequent technical and financial damage.

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"The best option is to either pay for it from a licensed provider, or simply wait - the outcome will be the same whether you see it now or later." The fight takes place in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia and when speaking at a press conference, Fury explained: "I’m very confident in my ability and I’m very confident I’ll beat the guy.

"When the cruiserweights step up to the big boys, usually they get found wanting." In a separate warning, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Venture Smarter Jon Morgan added: "It’s important to understand that illegal streaming is just that - illegal. It infringes on copyright laws and can result in severe penalties for both the streamers and the viewers.

"These penalties can range from hefty fines to imprisonment, depending on the jurisdiction and the severity of the infringement. In some countries, copyright infringement can lead to legal actions that could potentially ruin one’s personal and professional reputation. It’s not just about the immediate financial cost, but also the long-term implications that come with having a criminal record.

"Illegal streaming sites are also often riddled with malware and other security threats. By accessing these sites, viewers expose themselves to potential cybercrimes, including identity theft and financial fraud. These sites may seem to offer a ‘free’ service, but the cost can be far greater than the £25 fee to watch the fight legally.

"The risk of having your personal information stolen and misused, or your device infected with harmful software, is a high price to pay for a few hours of entertainment."