Baseball Hacking Case Ends with Prison
Jeremy Kirk reports:
A former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for illegally peeking at a player-drafting database for the Houston Astros – a hefty term for a distinctly unique hacking case.
Christopher Correa, 36, was accused of illegally accessing Ground Control, a cloud-based database that held the Houston team’s most critical observations on potential players, and an Astros email account. He pleaded guilty in January in federal court in Houston to five counts of unauthorized access to a protected computer.
The case is unique because of the stiff sentence Correa received.
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