Security Expert Comments on Cardinals Face FBI Inquiry in Astros Hack

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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