US Baseball Team ‘St. Louis Cardinals’ Accused of Hacking Rival Club

News - United States (on June 17, 2015 03:13 AM)


The Houston Astros and the St Louis Cardinals "Division Rivals"

St. Louis Cardinals, the most successful baseball team in United State is being investigated by FBI after being accused of ha hacked into the computers of a rival club to steal player data – New York Times Reported

The alleged cyber-attack by St. Louis Cardinals is said to be against its rival team Houston Astros. It could be the first cyber-attack ever by a professional sports team against another. It is also reported that the alleged attack is to steal trade discussions and proprietary statistics as well.

The investigation has been confirmed by Major League Baseball, and the League “has been aware of and has fully cooperated with the federal investigation into the illegal breach of the Astros’ baseball operations database,” according to a spokesman for Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a written statement.


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St. Louis Cardinals also confirmed the FBI investigation, however, refused to give any comment before government’s investigation reaches the point if to take disciplinary action against the employees or the team or not, but ready to co-operate with authorities.

“The St. Louis Cardinals are aware of the investigation into the security breach of the Houston Astros’ database,” the team said in a statement. “The team has fully cooperated with the investigation and will continue to do so. Given that this is an ongoing federal investigation, it is not appropriate for us to comment further.”

Moreover, the Astros also refused to give any remarks unless the investigation reaches any conclusive level. Although The Cardinals is currently one of the most popular and best record holder team in sports, with being sport's championship, the World Series, 11 times, the FBI is very determine and aggressive to investigate the matter.

“The F.B.I. aggressively investigates all potential threats to public- and private-sector systems,” an F.B.I. spokeswoman said. “Once our investigations are complete, we pursue all appropriate avenues to hold accountable those who pose a threat in cyberspace.”

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