The National Football Conference’s cover hacker forum has announced it is taking steps to prevent the breach from harming the integrity of the NFL’s games.
The forum announced Tuesday that it has hired a cyber security firm to assess whether the cover hack was a success.
The cover hack will continue to be assessed and a decision on the status of that work will be made within the next few days,” the league said in a statement.
It added that it will provide more details about the hack at a news conference on Wednesday.
The NFL has long been under pressure from fans and sports media outlets to improve the security of its cover game, especially for the games with high replay counts and long games.
Last week, the league issued an update to its security protocols that said the cover hacker’s attack on the league was “a very good first step.”
But the cover hacking and subsequent leak of a password-protected database were blamed on the same hackers.
The National Football Cover Hack is a bad idea.
That’s what we told you yesterday.
— Joe House (@JoeHouse) September 10, 2018The cover hacking, which the league has said was “not an attack on anyone,” has caused the league to take action to prevent further leaks.
It is expected to be updated later Tuesday with additional information.
The league said it is also increasing security at all times and in the future will consider measures to increase the visibility of security information in the league’s broadcast and online platforms.
The league is also working with other teams and leagues on a plan to make sure the cover hackers do not infiltrate any of the teams’ networks.
The breach also has been blamed on a hacking group known as “The Legion of Doom,” which has repeatedly targeted the NFL, the National Basketball Association and other sports organizations.