NEW YORK (ALBOENEWS) — The personal data of “more than 1,100 NFL players and agents was exposed as the result of a misconfigured online database,” according to a report in The Hill.
Kromtech Alliance revealed in a blog post that personal information for the players and agents were publicly accessible through an online database.
The company went on to say that the servers had appeared to be the victim of a ransomware attack, with the hackers demanding bitcoin to fix the issue.
Among the victims of the data breach was former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
“According to Kromtech, Kaepernick’s email, home address and phone number were exposed by the database. Kaepernick, who’s currently an NFL free agent, has said that he has received multiple death threats for his protests,” The Hill wrote.
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