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FuboTV Says It Was Hit by Criminal Cyber Attack During France/Morocco World Cup Soccer Match

During the Dec. 14 Qatar World Cup semifinal soccer match between France and Morocco, FuboTV said many of its 1.43 million subscribers could not access their accounts to stream the game, which was won by France. The online sports TV streaming platform said the problem had nothing to do with bandwidth or technology issues.

“We were instead the target of a criminal cyber attack,” the company said in a statement.

Fubo said it has reported the incident to law enforcement and have engaged Mandiant, an industry incident response firm, to assist with the continuing investigation and response.

“Our primary focus currently is on ensuring that the incident is fully contained and that there is no threat of further disruption for any of our customers,” the company said, adding that it was working with outside cybersecurity experts to prevent any similar incident from recurring in the future.

Morocco plays Croatia in the third-place match on Dec. 17, while France plays Argentina in the championship match on Dec. 18.

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