Premier League club nearly lost £1m to hackers

by takingpitches

The (NCSC) National Cyber Security Centre stated it was nothing but the treatment of the unnamed club’s bank account which stopped the theft.

It was one of many incidents highlighted as proof that sport had to enhance its cybersecurity.

“The effect of cybercriminals cashing in for this business is extremely real,” stated the NCSC’s Paul Chichester.

A brand new article from the NCSC states the email address associated with a Premier League club’s managing director was hacked throughout a transfer negotiation, resulting in the effort to take the £1m.

The statement also states that a Football League club was focused by hackers that cut off the security systems of its, blocking turnstiles and nearly causing a fixture postponement.

And it included that in a single incident a part of staff members at a racecourse lost £15,000 after trying to purchase groundskeeping gear from a fake version of eBay.

Sir Hugh Robertson, seat of the British Olympic Association, stated in the article: “This article is an important first phase, assisting sports activities organisations to better understand the risk as well as highlighting useful measures that organisation ought to take to enhance cybersecurity practices.

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