In a criminal complaint filed Tuesday, December 22, 2015, top New York prosecutor Peeta Bharara accused a 23-year-old Bahaman native of hacking into the email addresses of professional athletes, actresses, and celebrities, stealing personal identification information and private sexual material and then attempting to sell the illegally-obtained items for a quick buck. The defendant, Alonzo Knowles, has been charged with copyright infringement and identity theft, and was arrested early last week in New York after trying to fence the stolen items to an undercover agent.…Continue Reading
Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday that the federal government is investigating the St. Louis Cardinals after the Houston Astros’ internal database – which stores information about player personnel and evaluations – was hacked. If St. Louis is found to be the perpetrator, it will be the first time in history that a professional sports team has been caught hacking into one of its rival’s networks.
Cardinals chairman and CEO Bill Dewitt Jr. issued a statement on Wednesday stating: “These are serious allegations that don’t …Continue Reading