On June 16, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced that it was investigating the St. Louis Cardinals for hacking into the database of a competitor, the Houston Astros. One month later, on July 14, anti-doping critics hacked the computer of Tour de France winner Chris Froome, seeking to confirm that the cyclist was taking steroids.
Sports are big business—Major League Baseball saw $9 billion in revenue in 2014, according to Forbes. And that’s why, especially as hacking becomes more prevalent in all industries, teams and sports organizations need to institute frameworks to protect trade secrets, said Peter Toren, expert cybersecurity attorney with Weisbrod Matteis & Copley and a former federal prosecutor with the Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), in an interview with Legaltech News.
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