Wednesday, June 17, 2015

St. Louis Cardinals Are Said to Have Breached Rival’s Database - The New York Times

Sign of the times; also see My Time With the Architect of the Astros’ ‘Ground Control’ Database (BloombergBusiness)
"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.
The attack would represent the first known case of corporate espionage in which a professional sports team hacked the network of another team. Illegal intrusions into companies’ networks have become commonplace, but they are generally conducted by hackers operating in foreign countries, like Russia and China, who steal large amounts of data or trade secrets for military equipment and electronics."
St. Louis Cardinals Are Said to Have Breached Rival’s Database - The New York Times
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