St. Louis Cardinals employees may have hacked into the Houston Astros’ internal networks, according to an FBI probe.
The New York Times, citing anonymous officials, reports that the Cardinals, who have the best record in Major League Baseball this year (42-21), are under investigation for accessing an Astros network that held information about trades, proprietary statistics and scouting reports.
The teams have long been division rivals, but the tension between the two heated up after the Astros hired general manager Jeff Luhnow. Luhnow previously served as a “polarizing” official for the Cardinals, the Times reported.
Investigators believe Cardinals employees used a master list of passwords previously employed by Luhnow when he worked for the Cardinals to hack into the system. Ten months of Astros’ internal trade talks were leaked online last year, which sparked the investigation.
No Cardinals officials have been put on leave, suspended or fired. The…
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