Security Expert Comments on Cardinals Face FBI Inquiry in Astros Hack

By   Ken Westin
Director, Security Strategy , Cybereason | Jun 22, 2015 07:00 pm PST

The St. Louis Cardinals are facing an FBI and Justice Department inquiry in the hacking of the Houston Astros’ Network , Ken Westin, senior security analyst at Tripwire, provided the following comments:

Ken Westin, senior security analyst at Tripwire (

“Hacking isn’t always about stealing credit cards, but can also be about access to information to provide a competitive edge. We have increasingly seen this behavior in business where hackers steal and sell information to competitors or investors to give them an edge. A baseball team hacking another team is a logical extension of this type of attack, as it is in the end a business as well with high financial stakes.  By accessing information on players, their goal is to give themselves a competitive edge.”

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