A probe by the FBI reports that the St. Louis Cardinals may have hacked the internal networks of the Houston Astros.
According to The New York Times – citing anonymous sources – the Cardinals are currently under investigation for accessing a network that held information on trades, statistics and scouting reports.
The two teams who were long-time divisional rivals but tensions began to heat up immensely after Houston hired Jeff Luhnow as general manager. Luhnow previously served as a “polarizing” official for the Cardinals in the past.
Investigators are looking into whether Cardinal employees used a master list of passwords previously used by Luhnow. The investigation began when ten months of Astros’ internal trade talks were leaked online.
No Cardinals officials or employees have been suspended or fired and the team as well as Major League Baseball are aware of the investigation and are fully cooperating with authorities.