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Cardinals Face F.B.I. Inquiry in Hacking of Astros’ Network

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posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 12:26 PM

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors are investigating whether front-office officials for the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful teams in baseball over the past two decades, hacked into internal networks of a rival team to steal closely guarded information about player personnel.

Investigators have uncovered evidence that Cardinals officials broke into a network of the Houston Astros that housed special databases the team had built, according to law enforcement officials. Internal discussions about trades, proprietary statistics and scouting reports were compromised, the officials said.


My question is, will the person(s) get life in prison or a multi-decade sentence, or is that just for average people accused of hacking.

Astros Gm was previous GM for Cardinals.

Law enforcement officials believe the hacking was executed by vengeful front-office employees for the Cardinals hoping to wreak havoc on the work of Jeff Luhnow, the Astros’ general manager who had been a successful and polarizing executive with the Cardinals until 2011.
Investigators believe Cardinals officials, concerned that Mr. Luhnow had taken their idea and proprietary baseball information to the Astros, examined a master list of passwords used by Mr. Luhnow and the other officials who had joined the Astros when they worked for the Cardinals.

The Cardinals officials are believed to have used those passwords to gain access to the Astros’ network, law enforcement officials said.

Holy crap.

TIP: If you change business or organization, choose a different password.

posted on Jun, 16 2015 @ 02:19 PM
a reply to: roadgravel
Kinda sad and most definitely disappointing day for me personally.
I have followed that club for many years.

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