Paris Saint-Germain’s ticketing system target of a cyber attack

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French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain was recently the victim of a cyber attack, according to reports. 

The club’s ticketing system was targeted last week, which was picked up by its Information Systems Department.

According to Le Parisien, a statement sent to fans by the club said there were “unusual attempts to access the club’s ticketing system”.

The statement said that its teams “detected a vulnerability” and solved the issue in less than 24 hours.

“To this end, additional security measures were immediately implemented,” added the club.

PSG also reported the attack to France’s Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL). As required by law, the club informed its fans about the attack as it is obligated to tell those that may be affected.

“Despite the attempts made, there is no indication, to date, that data has been extracted or exploited by a malicious third party,” the statement continued.

“The violation concerns identity data: surname, first name, email, postal address, mobile numbers, date of birth, account status and the IBAN [International Bank Account Number] numbers.”