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Data breach on official Leicester City Football Club (LCFC) website compromises financial information of customers.


On May 31, 2019, English football club, Leicester City Football Club (LCFC), announced that the financial data of its supporters who made purchases on its official website was breached. The compromised information included card numbers, names of card holders, expiration dates, and CVV numbers.

What happened?

Between April 23 and May 6, 2019, hackers accessed the LCFC official site's database, which contained the payment information of customers who shopped on its online store. All customer credit card details were compromised, except those that used SecureCode, MasterCard's optional authentication feature for online transactions. LCFC has not revealed the exact number of affected customers, so the extent of the damage is still unknown.

To comply with GDPR regulations, the football club notified potentially affected users about the breach as well as the police and the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), which is currently investigating the breach. With the help of a cybersecurity team, the club has reviewed their security systems and implemented strong security measures for their other online sites, too.

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