NHL players are feeling the effects of a phishing attack on Thursday, with some suggesting they were victims themselves.
The Colorado Avalanche skaters reported having their credit card details leaked by a hacker, and they say they are now being warned about the possibility of identity theft.
“We have been targeted a couple of times in the last few days,” Avalanche forward Ryan O’Reilly said.
“We’re being very careful about that.
We’re getting a lot of tips.
We’ve been getting a ton of tips from fans, from people who work in the league.”
O’Reilly says he was notified of the attack Thursday afternoon, but he was not aware of the identity theft issue until he spoke with the team’s owner, Jeff Gorton.
“I’ve never heard of that before,” O’Rrey said.
“They’re telling us to pay our credit card bills.
We don’t know what they’re going to do.
We just have to be extra careful.”
Ollie has also noticed an increase in phishing attempts targeting the Avalanche’s social media accounts.
“It’s definitely a concern,” Ollie said.