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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3 comments to “Baseball Hacking Case Ends with Prison”

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  1. Jordana Ari - July 19, 2016

    Maybe he is trying to give info to the competition 🙂

  2. Anonymous - July 19, 2016

    He didn’t hack, guessing a password is not hacking.

  3. Anonymous - July 21, 2016

    Its still unauthorized access.

    They consider that hacking. Same as password reuse. A hack now a days involves finding a person that is an admin, who uses the same username / password combo everywhere and log in. Assume Admin rights to the system(s) and the keys to the kingdom belong to the “hacker”.

    The hired companies may call it a “sophisticated” attack” when the hack was password reuse.

    Call it what they wish, it’s still unauthorized use and it’s breaking the law.

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