[BreachExchange] Alleged Hacker Faces 154 Charges in Football Leaks Case

Destry Winant destry at riskbasedsecurity.com
Mon Sep 30 01:14:04 EDT 2019


Portuguese prosecutors are bringing 154 charges against an alleged
local hacker they believe is linked to the publication of internal
documents that embarrassed top European clubs and soccer officials in
the Football Leaks case.

A statement from the attorney general’s office Thursday said Rui
Pinto, who is in custody in Lisbon after being extradited from
Hungary, is accused of alleged crimes connected to the release of
secret information about the financial dealings of clubs.

The accusations include illegal access to data and attempted extortion.

The statement says the Football Leaks website published confidential
information about players’ and coaches’ contracts and transfer fees,
among other things.

No trial date has been set.

The Football Leaks website began in 2015. European media started
publishing documents the website posted, igniting scandals.

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