St. Louis Cardinals Face F.B.I. Inquiry in Hacking of Houston Astros’ Database

Michael S. Schmidt (no relation to Michael Jack Schmidt, presumably), reporting for the NYT:

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. […]

“Bill Belichick is holding on line one.”

Tuesday, 16 June 2015