Data of over 1,000 NFL Players Exposed in Leak

Oct 04, 2017

Data of over 1,000 NFL Players Exposed in Leak

BY Chris Brunau

Cybersecurity

Even the NFL is vulnerable to a data leak. According to Forbes, nearly 1,200 NFL players fell victim to a recent data breach.

Due to an error, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) database was public if anyone had the correct URL. According to the NFLPA, the leaked information includes player home addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and agent fees. No Social Security Numbers were affected in the leak. In addition to the initial leak, hackers found the database and attempted to hold the database ransom with a demand of .1 bitcoin or about $428.

While this data leak pales in comparison to the recent Equifax data breach, it’s another wake-up call that no company is safe from the evolving cybersecurity threats, and the only recourse is to improve your cybersecurity knowledge. After all, it is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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