Ransomware Hits 49ers Football Team

February 15, 2022


One of the teams in the National Football League (NFL) ended up falling victim to a ransomware hack with the attackers saying they purloined the teams financial data.
The San Francisco 49ers suffered the attack at the hands of ransomware gang BlackByte. The attackers appeared to have posted some of the stolen team documents on a site on the dark web in a file marked “2020 Invoices.”
The gang did not make its ransom demands public or specify how much data it had stolen or encrypted.

Incident Date

February 13, 2022

Estimated Cost

Unknown at this time.

Type of Malware

Threat Source