Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Sports Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByRebecca R. Ruiz Oct. 4, 2018 Seven Russian spies charged Thursday with carrying out cyberattacks targeted a number of international antidoping agencies as well as soccer’s governing body and even individual athletes, the Justice Department said. Some of the defendants — all members of Russia’s military intelligence agency — had been separately indicted in July for conspiring to interfere in the American presidential election. According to the new indictment, the spies traveled beyond their Moscow headquarters, including to Rio de Janeiro at the time of the 2016 Olympics, to conduct attacks on investigators pursuing Russian misconduct. Their tactics included stealing the private communications and records of top sports officials, antidoping investigators and prominent athletes. Here are key takeaways from the indictment as it relates to global sports. The targets of the cyberattacks included: • 250 athletes from about 30 countries who had their medical records stolen and published, including the tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams and the gymnast Simone Biles. • The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the regulator of drugs in sports, headquartered in Montreal, which has commissioned… Read full this story
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