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CHICAGO FIRE FC Chicago Fire FC Provides Notice of Data Breach

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16/05/2024 23:15

CHICAGO, IL / ACCESSWIRE / May 16, 2024 / Chicago Fire FC today provided notice of a breach that impacted the Club's IT systems. In October 2023, the Fire's early detection monitoring discovered an external user had gained unauthorized access to the Club's systems, including records containing personally identifiable information.

Upon discovery, the Club took immediate action and enlisted the help of experts, retaining outside counsel and forensic IT specialists, to determine the cause and extent of the incident. After a thorough investigation, the Fire learned that an unauthorized actor had gained access to its information systems during a 72-hour period and was able to acquire certain personal data.

The Fire have provided notice to individuals whose information may have been involved and will be offering credit monitoring services to all impacted, free of cost.

The Club has reported this incident to law enforcement, and there is no indication that the impacted information has been shared or used in any way. Additionally, the Club has provided a substitute notice regarding this incident on its website at chicagofirefc.com.

About Chicago Fire FC
The Chicago Fire Football Club was founded on October 8, 1997, on the 126th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire. The Fire have won six major domestic championship titles, including the 1998 MLS Cup, the 1998, 2000, 2003, and 2006 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups, as well as the 2003 MLS Supporters' Shield. The Club's charitable arm, the Chicago Fire Foundation, was recognized as ESPN's 2019 Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year. The Fire plays their home matches at historic Soldier Field. For more information, visit chicagofirefc.com.

Contact Information

Jessica Braveman
Senior Manager, Communications
jbraveman@chicagofirefc.com
774-258-0994

SOURCE: Chicago Fire FC

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