San Francisco 49ers hit by a ransomware attack

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Sienna Rowley
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Just a few hours before the Super Bowl, the San Francisco 49ers have been hit by a ransomware attack.

The ransomware gang BlackByrte claims that they have stolen the financial data of a few Football teams. As proof of the attack, the threat actors posted a few documents on the dark website in a file marked “2020 invoices.” Meanwhile, the gang has not made any announcement of ransom demands and also provided no details about how much data was stolen or encrypted.

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BlackByte Ransomware Leaking Data of San Francisco 49ers | Image Source: BleepingComputer

San Francisco 49ers’ spokesperson said recently they identified an unusual activity within their network that lead to disruption of a few of its corporate IT network systems. 49ers further mentioned that they informed law enforcement and also hired cybersecurity firms to further assist them with the investigation.

The NFL team in its statement said that to date, they have no clue whether the incident incorporates the systems outside their corporate network such as the ones that are connected to Levi’s Stadium operations or ticket holders.

Back in July 2021, the BlackByte ransomware operation began targeting corporate victims globally. Though the gang is not much active as the other group, the corporate shouldn’t take them for granted as they have executed several successful attacks in the past.

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