Liverpool FC HACKED - fans' bank details STOLEN in scam

LIVERPOOL FC has admitted a major hacking scam has led to fans' bank details being stolen.


Posted Friday, July 20, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk

Liverpool FC HACKED - fans' bank details STOLEN in scam
LIVERPOOL FC: The club said that dozens of supporters' details have been stolen

The club told the Liverpool Echo that season ticket holder information including addresses, personal and banking data was taken from an official email account.

It is reported the club was hacked by a third party, who is believed to be a malicious person or group.

Around 150 season ticket holders are said to have had their data compromised.

A spokesperson for the club confirmed there had been "unauthorised access" to data.

One fan told the Liverpool Echo: "The initial emails I received said my personal data in the email attachment in question included my name, email address, date of birth, membership number and billing address, but not my bank details.

"However the person I spoke to over the phone told me all the details they had on record for me - including my bank account number and sort code - would have been included.

"I'm really disappointed LFC have let themselves be been compromised in this manner and am surprised my information seems to have been so easily stolen, while the club seem so relaxed in their response to it.

"I am wondering just how many more people have been potentially affected by this and what the club are going to do to stop it from happening again?"

Liverpool's home stadium Anfield, which can seat more than 54,000 people, is one of the most iconic club football grounds in the world.

It is reported the club has more than 26,000 season ticket holders.

Its fan base rocketed last year with as the team reached the Champions League final – losing 3-1 to Real Madrid – and striker Mo Salah emerged as one of the world's top players.

A Liverpool FC spokesperson said: “We take privacy and the security of the personal information we hold extremely seriously. Unfortunately we have determined that recently there has been unauthorised access to certain data held by the Club.

"Upon discovering the incident, we immediately took steps to ensure that no further unauthorised access would be possible.

“We promptly launched an investigation and have informed the UK’s data protection authority and the police of the incident.

"We have no evidence to date of any fraudulent use of personal information and have notified people who at this stage we know have been affected.

"We have also set up a dedicated team to help with any questions or queries that they may have.

"We continue to monitor for suspicious activity and take steps to make enhancements to our systems to prevent a similar incident reoccurring.”

The hacking comes after Liverpool agreed a world record fee for a goalkeeper with a £66.8 million deal for Roma shotstopper Alisson Becker.
A spokesperson for the club confirmed there had been "unauthorised access" to data.

One fan told the Liverpool Echo: "The initial emails I received said my personal data in the email attachment in question included my name, email address, date of birth, membership number and billing address, but not my bank details.

"However the person I spoke to over the phone told me all the details they had on record for me - including my bank account number and sort code - would have been included.

"I'm really disappointed LFC have let themselves be been compromised in this manner and am surprised my information seems to have been so easily stolen, while the club seem so relaxed in their response to it.

"I am wondering just how many more people have been potentially affected by this and what the club are going to do to stop it from happening again?"

Liverpool's home stadium Anfield, which can seat more than 54,000 people, is one of the most iconic club football grounds in the world.

It is reported the club has more than 26,000 season ticket holders.

Its fan base rocketed last year with as the team reached the Champions League final – losing 3-1 to Real Madrid – and striker Mo Salah emerged as one of the world's top players.

A Liverpool FC spokesperson said: “We take privacy and the security of the personal information we hold extremely seriously. Unfortunately we have determined that recently there has been unauthorised access to certain data held by the Club.

"Upon discovering the incident, we immediately took steps to ensure that no further unauthorised access would be possible.

“We promptly launched an investigation and have informed the UK’s data protection authority and the police of the incident.

"We have no evidence to date of any fraudulent use of personal information and have notified people who at this stage we know have been affected.

"We have also set up a dedicated team to help with any questions or queries that they may have.

"We continue to monitor for suspicious activity and take steps to make enhancements to our systems to prevent a similar incident reoccurring.”

The hacking comes after Liverpool agreed a world record fee for a goalkeeper with a £66.8 million deal for Roma shotstopper Alisson Becker.

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