FBI investigates St Louis Cardinals over Houston Astros hacking
Federal law enforcement officers are investigating whether the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the biggest teams in U.S. Major League Baseball, sought to gain advantage over rival Houston Astros by hacking into its computer network and accessing a key database.
If the hacking is confirmed, would be the first known example of a major U.S. professional sports team hacking into the systems of a rival.
The investigation centers on the baseball operations database which is said to contain statistics, video and other vital information about players.
The federal investigation was confirmed by both Major League Baseball and the St. Louis Cardinals in brief statements.