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11/1/2018
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FIFA Reveals Second Hack

Successful phishing campaign leads attackers to confidential information of world soccer's governing body.

FIFA, the international governing body of soccer, was hacked for a second time earlier this year, the organization has acknowledged. While full details of the hack and its consequences have not yet been released, some information has begun to emerge.

One known: how the hack took place. A phishing campaign succeeded in convincing Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) staff and officials to give up their network credentials, allowing the attackers to access confidential information.

This second hack came to light after a new group of internal documents was obtained by Football Leaks, the same organization that published documents obtained in the earlier leak. The first hack helped bring down FIFA officials and shed unflattering light on how decisions are made within the organization.

German newsweekly Der Spiegel has exclusive access to a collection of new documents and is how sharing them with an investigative reporting consortium known as European Investigative Collaborations (EIC), which says it will begin publishing the information as soon as tomorrow.

Read more here.

 

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1/8/2019 | 11:44:17 PM
Deal with severely
It is shocking to know security breaches involving even the most crucial information regarding any particular organization can easily happen in recent times. This would definitely encourage hackers all across the globe to come forward and try their luck at doing the same to other bodies. We need to let them know that the consequences to be faced if they get caught are severe so as to deter them from repeating the offence.
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PaulChau,
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12/18/2018 | 2:48:37 AM
Morals first
OK seriously, if the FIFA did things properly internally to begin with, I don't see why there should be any problem when information about their decision making is leaked. I reckon that some of this information should have been made transparent to begin with. Because they have been so secretive about how they function and the rules and regulations that they do or don't follow, that's why they are in this mess when they are being hacked! 
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