In 2017, the FIFA U17 World Cup was held in Brazil, and during the tournament, a massive breach of FIFA’s data was disclosed.
The breach exposed the sensitive personal information of over 3 million FIFA players, the results of which were publicly posted on the internet.
The leak revealed the identity of the victim(s) of the breach and revealed that the data was stored on the systems of some of the top FIFA clubs, and even on the computers of a football federation.
The data exposed a number of vulnerabilities that were not immediately exploited, but did allow attackers to gain access to FIFA’s servers, potentially compromising other players.
After a lengthy investigation, FIFA was forced to recall the World Cup in 2018, after the discovery of the first security vulnerability.
What to do about a weak exploit?
In 2018, the exploit was found to be a simple memory corruption bug in FIFA 17, which allowed the attackers to execute arbitrary code in memory.
The flaw was patched in 2018.
However, many players have not updated to the latest version of FIFA yet.
How to find a weak vulnerability in 2018?
As of 2018, many users are still unaware of a vulnerability in FIFA.
To determine whether you have a weak exploitable exploit in FIFA, use the “exploit” field in the Security Analyzer.
If you find an exploit, report it to the security researcher team at Football Italian, so they can provide patches or a mitigation.