Premier League managing director had email address hacked during transfer negotiation, report …

Much like house conveyancing and business contract settlement, high value transfer transactions in sport have got criminals’ attention. If Business Executive Compromise (BEC) is a thing, can we name this Footballer Compromise (FC)?…:

[…] The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said the email address of a Premier League club’s managing director had been hacked during a transfer negotiation and only intervention from the bank prevented the club losing around £1m.

It was one of several incidents highlighted as evidence that sport needed to improve its cybersecurity as it faced increased pressure from cybercriminals – another breach saw a Football League club hit by ransomware which cut off its security systems, blocking turnstiles, and almost resulting in a fixture postponement.


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