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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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