“Fancy Bear” Release More Confidential Athlete Data; WADA Confirms

Swimming World reports:

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirmed that another batch of confidential athlete information has been released by the cyber hackers known as “Fancy Bear.”

The Agency originally announced a leak by the cyber hackers on September 13th, however this time the group released confidential data on 25 athletes from eight different countries. Ten athletes from the USA, five from Germany, five from Great Britain, one from the Czech Republic, one from Denmark, one from Poland, one from Romania, and one from Russia were targeted.

The cyber hackers originally gained access to the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) through an International Olympic Committee (IOC) created account that was created specifically for the 2016 Rio Games. Only confidential athlete information pertaining to the Games has been accessed and WADA has stated that they “have no reason to believe that other ADAMS data has been compromised.”

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