Premier League team hit by cyber attack that swipes fans’ credit card details

Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Author: Rob Ward

The personal and financial details of supporters registered with Leicester City Football Club (LCFC) have been compromised after the club’s online store was breached. Cyber criminals gained access for 2-3 weeks in April this year, stealing cardholder names, card expiry dates, card numbers, and the three-digit CVV anti-fraud numbers. Not only does this attack impact the club and its fans, it is also a potential violation of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which means the club could be investigated by the ICO – and if found in breach of GDPR, face huge fines.

All SMEs have a 50:50 chance that they will face a cyber attack over the next few months because criminals are smart: they know how to hack into your systems or entice staff members to give them access to your shared apps, tools and databases. When data is stolen in a breach, such as in the attack on LCFC – it is a big deal. Data is the lifeblood of every business and any breach will damage trading and reputation, as well as financial penalties and a myriad compliance issues that could destroy a business permanently. However, if criminals can identify individuals from any data they steal, than it could mean a GDPR investigation too.

There are solutions, including suites of tools that work together in a secure operating environment that allow your business to work securely. But you need to take action and keep you data, and your business, safe and secure.

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