The St. Louis Cardinals baseball franchise is being investigated by the FBI for allegedly hacking into the network of the Houston Astros in order “to steal closely guarded information about player personnel,” The New York Times reported today.
About a year ago, 10 months’ worth of Astros’ front office communications regarding trade talks and negotiations were leaked online. The Astros notified Major League Baseball (MLB) security and the FBI to determine who stole them.
“Agents soon found that the Astros’ network had been entered from a computer at a home that some Cardinals officials had lived in. The agents then turned their attention to the team’s front office,” the Times report said. Besides the trade talks, the stolen information includes “proprietary statistics and scouting reports.” Subpoenas for electronic communications have been issued to the Cardinals and MLB.
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