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Milwaukee Bucks prove even NBA teams fall victim to email phishing

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Sadly, that's what's happened to the Milwaukee Bucks, who have revealed that financial data on all employees of the basketball team, including players, has been compromised.

The fraudsters made the request for financial data on April 26th, and it seems the team didn't discover its mistake until May 16th.

It's not clear if the phishing attempt was made by a specific group of hackers or if it was just someone acting alone, but the IRS and FBI are said to have been contacted, while the NBA and National Basketball Players Association will carry out an ongoing investigation.

A representative for the Milwaukee Bucks says that staff and players will be given three years of credit monitoring as well as identity restoration assistance.

Employees will also go through privacy training and be taught preventative measures so a human error of this type doesn't happen again.

SOURCE Yahoo

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