February 15, 2022

Blackbyte Ransomware Hits NFL 49ers

Industry: Entertainment | Level: Strategic | Sources: BleepingComputer & TheRecord

A spokesperson for NFL team, the San Francisco 49ers, disclosed a ransomware attack from operators of BlackByte ransomware to news outlets, The Record and BleepingComputer. Information is currently limited with the team working to recover impacted systems. A statement from the 49ers mentions, “While the investigation is ongoing, we believe the incident is limited to our corporate IT network; to date, we have no indication that this incident involves systems outside of our corporate network, such as those connected to Levi’s Stadium operations or ticket holders.” The 49ers are engaging with law enforcement and third-party cybersecurity firms to assist with the investigation.