Recently Port Adelaide advised that the club was investigating claims from an unknown third party that they had entered our internal IT environment without authorisation and taken some of our data.
The Club is now aware that the party which claimed to have obtained some data from our internal IT environment has published files online. This third party is claiming that these published documents were obtained as part of any unauthorised access.
Port Adelaide is working with cyber security experts to determine exactly what these files contain as swiftly as possible.
However, at this stage there is no sign of any personal information being accessed and the club can confirm again that membership data is hosted on an external, separate system to our internal IT network.
Port Adelaide will directly contact anyone deemed to be at risk from any disclosure to provide advice and steps to protect themselves from data misuse.
Several additional security measures have been implemented to our systems, and the club wishes to reiterate our recommendation to all our members to remain vigilant against the potential risk of receiving phishing or other scam communications from any parties claiming to be from Port Adelaide Football Club.
Please do not respond to any email, telephone or social media communications that seem suspicious, and report it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We remain committed to updating you as our investigation progresses, and we will provide further information when it becomes available.