The St. Louis Cardinals currently have the best record in baseball, but an FBI investigation is about to thunderstorm on the team’s 2015 parade.
The FBI has uncovered concrete evidence St. Louis officials hacked into the Houston Astros’ secure server, according to the New York Times. In addition to stealing closely-guarded player information, Houston’s “internal discussions about trades, proprietary statistics and scouting reports were compromised.” The attack is the first recorded instance of corporate espionage in American professional sports.
A spokesperson — speaking on behalf on MLB commissioner Robert Manfred — stated that the league, “has been aware of and has fully cooperated with the federal investigation into the illegal breach of the Astros’ baseball operations database.”
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
[h/t: New York Times]