The Milwaukee Bucks are investigating a serious security breach in which a team employee gave personal financial data of players and other employees to an unknown scammer.
According to reports, that scammer impersonated Bucks’ president Peter Feigin with a false e-mail address and asked for players’ salaries, tax and Social Security data and other personal information.
It happened April 26th, and the Bucks confirmed the breach.
The team calls the incident a case of human error, and is giving security training to affected employees while offering credit monitoring and identity restoration help to players and others who were victimized.
The Bucks also say they’ve notified IRS and the FBI, as well as the NBA and its players union after they first learned about the data breach on Monday.