Wide of the net: Football Association of Ireland says player, manager data safe after breach

www.theregister.co.uk | 7/5/2019 | Staff
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The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has confirmed it suffered a security breach of its payroll systems, which was discovered last month, saying no staff data had been compromised.

It was previously feared that hackers could have stolen bank details for leading FAI employees and officials, like Ireland manager Mick McCarthy, and staff were told to monitor their bank accounts for unusual activity – but it looks like cyber-crooks failed to exfiltrate their bounty.

FAI - Source - Hacking - Attempt - Infection

The FAI confirmed that at the source of the recent hacking attempt was a malware infection that was targeting payroll systems at its Abbotstown headquarters and was discovered over the June Bank Holiday.

The organisation previously told the Irish Independent that these systems stored names, salaries, contact details, bank account details and Personal Public Service numbers of staff.

Aware - Incident - FAI - Computer - Experts

"Upon becoming aware of the incident, the FAI immediately engaged external computer forensic experts to assist with investigating the incident," the org said in a statement issued on Wednesday to all current...
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