FIFA, hacked again, braces for new revelations


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.

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