The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has told police that he was the victim of a cyber attack.
Documents and information on email accounts, private texts and audio conversations of top federation officials, including President Luis Rubiales, have been stolen in recent months.
“It is likely that this personal information has been given to different media illegally and with clear criminal motives,” the RFEF said in a statement. statement on thursday,
An anonymous journalist warned the RFEF prior to the publication of such information that its media outlets had been granted access to illegally stolen material from an anonymous source who had communicated using an encrypted voice.
“The media outlet claims to have received copious amounts of documents regarding third parties, confidential contracts, private WhatsApp conversations, emails and RFEF management,” the statement said.
“If authentic, it would mean an offense of disclosure of secrets and an attack on the violation of fundamental rights of the people.”
The Spanish FA has reported these “criminal and mafia” acts to all relevant organizations and also stated that it has hired a private company to increase the level of security and prevent future attacks.