An alleged Portuguese hacker, Rui Pinto, faces 154 charges connected with the publication of internal documents of top European clubs and soccer officials in the Football Leaks
The attorney general’s office confirmed last week that Rui Pinto, who is in custody in Lisbon after being extradited from Hungary, is accused of numerous alleged crimes connected to the leak of sensitive financial document financial of Top European clubs.
Rui Pinto, 30, was arrested in January in Hungary following a warrant issued by the Portuguese authorities.
At the time of the arrest, Pinto’s lawyers described him as “a young Portuguese man who loves football and who, out of disgust at practices that he gradually became aware of, decided to reveal to the world the extent of criminal practices which not only affect the football world but do grave damage to its image”.
Authorities accused Pinto of several crimes, including attempted extortion.
The alleged hacker published secret information about players’ and coaches’ contracts and transfer fees on the Football Leaks website.
The Football Leaks website was launched in 2015 and over the year published several confidential documents of the football sector.
“The statement says the Football Leaks website published confidential information about players’ and coaches’ contracts and transfer fees, among other things.” reported the AP News.
At the time of writing, authorities still haven’t fixed a trial date.
(SecurityAffairs – data leak, hacking)