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World Cup Data Breach at FIFA

07 September 2010  |  4363 views  |  1

Good old FIFA - in accordance with the EU Data Protection Act they should have deleted data pertaining to Ticket Sales from the 2006 World Cup in Germany shortly thereafter - but they didn't.

A database containing the personal details of 250,000 football fans that purchased World Cup tickets through official FIFA-sanctioned outlets has been stolen and sold on. The information includes the passport details and birth dates. For example, the stolen data includes details of 35,689 England fans.

There's no indication if any Credit Card data was stolen, but to be fair, as its 4 years ago the Expiry Dates & CVV would by definition be different on their current Cards.


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Simon Harper
Simon Harper - Morgan Harper - London 14 September, 2010, 08:26


Nice article Keith, illustrating information as an asset.

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