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San Francisco 49ers football team has been hit by a ransomware attack

Exploit: Ransomware

San Francisco 49ers: National Football League (NFL) Team

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Risk to Business: 1.727= Severe

While everyone was focused on the big game last week, cybercriminals were focused on the San Francisco 49ers. The team was hit by a ransomware attack, purportedly by BlackByte. The cybercriminals claim they stole some of the football team’s financial data, invoices, and other internal documents. The team stressed the fact that this event appeared to be limited to their corporate network and did not endanger any fan or stadium databases.

Individual Impact: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Organizations in industries that have had historically poor security are attractive low-hanging fruit for cybercriminals.

Source: abcnews