Feb 13, 2022 - Technology

San Francisco 49ers confirm hit by ransomware attack

A 49ers player holds his helmet during the NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams on January 9, 2022

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The San Francisco 49ers were subject to a ransomware attack this weekend via the team's corporate IT network, a team spokesperson confirmed to The Record on Sunday.

Driving the news: On Saturday, the 49ers were listed as victims of a ransomware attack on a dark web “leak site” used by the BlackByte group to "shame victims and force them into paying their extortion demands," The Record reported.

  • “Upon learning of the incident, we immediately initiated an investigation and took steps to contain the incident,” the spokesperson told The Record.
  • "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,” they added.
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