FIFA has acknowledged its computer systems were hacked earlier this year for the second time, and officials from European soccer’s governing body, UEFA, fear they also may have suffered a data breach.
The hack on world soccer’s governing body occurred in March and is not thought to be connected to a cyberattack orchestrated by a group linked to Russia’s intelligence agency in 2017. That incident led to the publication of a list of failed drug tests by soccer players.
The information that was compromised in the second cyberattack on FIFA is not yet clear, but a consortium of European media organisations plans to publish a series of stories based in part on the internal documents as early as Friday. The group Football Leaks originally obtained the documents.