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Offline houston-nat

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FBI: Cardinals hacked Stros
« Topic Start: June 16, 2015, 11:12:51 AM »
WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors are investigating front-office officials for the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful teams in baseball over the past two decades, for hacking into the 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.

The officials did not say which employees were the focus of the investigation or whether the team’s highest-ranking officials were aware of the hacking or authorized it. The investigation is being led by the F.B.I.’s Houston field office and has progressed to the point that subpoenas have been served on the Cardinals and Major League Baseball for electronic correspondence.

The attack represents the first known case of corporate espionage in which a professional sports team has hacked the network of another team.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/17/sports/baseball/st-louis-cardinals-hack-astros-fbi.html

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Re: FBI: Cardinals hacked Stros
« Reply #1: June 16, 2015, 11:13:48 AM »
Should have figured that those damn reds were some spies.

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Re: FBI: Cardinals hacked Stros
« Reply #2: June 16, 2015, 11:29:48 AM »
CHEATERS

Asterisk all their stuff and call it the Blackbirds Scandal. Shut the organization down and throw their players into the draft.

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Re: FBI: Cardinals hacked Stros
« Reply #3: June 16, 2015, 11:30:43 AM »
"The Cardinal Way"

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« Reply #4: June 16, 2015, 11:32:55 AM »
 :doh:

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Re: FBI: Cardinals hacked Stros
« Reply #5: June 16, 2015, 11:33:58 AM »

The attack represents the first known case of corporate espionage in which a professional sports team has hacked the network of another team.



FBI investigating the N.E. Patriots in 3.....2.......1......

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Re: FBI: Cardinals hacked Stros
« Reply #6: June 16, 2015, 11:35:54 AM »
Is it a coincidence that the WS champ Giants are the closest team to Google?   :P

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Re: FBI: Cardinals hacked Stros
« Reply #7: June 16, 2015, 11:36:51 AM »
Wow. It will be interesting to watch the buzzards pick apart the Cardinals now.  They were the model organization that MLB touted as such. 

This makes deflated balls look like chicken-crap; comparatively speaking...

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Re: FBI: Cardinals hacked Stros
« Reply #8: June 16, 2015, 11:41:13 AM »
Wonder if Bob will bring up the subject tonight as part of his ongoing St. Louis genuflect?

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Re: FBI: Cardinals hacked Stros
« Reply #9: June 16, 2015, 11:43:24 AM »
FBI investigating the N.E. Patriots in 3.....2.......1......

:evil:  I was just coming here to post "thankfully for once it is NOT the Patriots being investigated" :mg:

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Re: FBI: Cardinals hacked Stros
« Reply #10: June 16, 2015, 12:22:54 PM »
Forfeit the season. No playoffs.

Offline Mr Clean

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Re: FBI: Cardinals hacked Stros
« Reply #11: June 16, 2015, 12:23:32 PM »
What will Carp say?

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Re: FBI: Cardinals hacked Stros
« Reply #13: June 16, 2015, 12:24:07 PM »
I hope they are BANT from the playoffs.

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Re: FBI: Cardinals hacked Stros
« Reply #14: June 16, 2015, 12:43:05 PM »
They'll scapegoat a couple lower-level baseball ops guys and call it a day.

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Re: FBI: Cardinals hacked Stros
« Reply #15: June 16, 2015, 01:04:46 PM »
This is the FBI, not the Washington Times.

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Re: FBI: Cardinals hacked Stros
« Reply #16: June 16, 2015, 01:07:20 PM »
They'll scapegoat a couple lower-level baseball ops guys and call it a day.

That's corporate M. O.

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Re: FBI: Cardinals hacked Stros
« Reply #17: June 16, 2015, 01:09:58 PM »
They'll scapegoat a couple lower-level baseball ops guys and call it a day.
I heard it was the assistant equipment manager. He went into the men's room near the Astros office and stuck a USB flash drive into a laptop port to deflate download the content.

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« Reply #18: June 16, 2015, 01:11:05 PM »
I heard it was the assistant equipment manager. He went into the men's room near the Astros office and stuck a USB flash drive into a laptop port to deflate download the content.

Well played sir.

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Re: FBI: Cardinals hacked Stros
« Reply #19: June 16, 2015, 01:17:48 PM »
if this is true i'd think the league would have to ban anyone involved for life.

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« Reply #20: June 16, 2015, 01:34:49 PM »
if this is true i'd think the league would have to ban anyone involved for life.

What rule did they break?


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Re: FBI: Cardinals hacked Stros
« Reply #22: June 16, 2015, 01:53:52 PM »
Hacking the Astros is maybe the saddest, lamest most sorry-ass thing to have ever transpired in the long list of grievances I have with the St Louis Cardinals. I mean, c'mon - at least go after the Royals. What a bunch of wankers.

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Re: FBI: Cardinals hacked Stros
« Reply #23: June 16, 2015, 02:25:52 PM »
Hacking the Astros is maybe the saddest, lamest most sorry-ass thing to have ever transpired in the long list of grievances I have with the St Louis Cardinals. I mean, c'mon - at least go after the Royals. What a bunch of wankers.

Uh ... the Astros had the best farm system in baseball coming in to this season.

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Re: FBI: Cardinals hacked Stros
« Reply #24: June 16, 2015, 02:27:51 PM »
Uh ... the Astros had the best farm system in baseball coming in to this season.
He must be joking. Most people suspect it was a personal thing against Jeff Luhnow.