English Football League club has suffered a significant ransomware attack where attackers asked for 400 bitcoins in ransom, which are worth $3.8 million.
As a result of the attack the CCTV and turnstiles at the ground were unable to operate, almost leading to a fixture cancellation.
The UK football club didn’t pay up, and the hackers went forward with their attack, leading to severe financial damages, reportedly several hundred thousand pounds, including remediation for the club.
In this context, the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued a warning saying football teams are at an increased risk of ransomware attacks and phishing campaigns.
The cryptocurrency-related scams have increased significantly amid the ongoing global pandemic.