'WADA hacking: leaked again took'

'WADA hacking: leaked again took'

Tech September 20, 2016 03:06

- "International doping agency WADA confirmed Wednesday in Montreal that leaked back confidential medical records of athletes. This, according to WADA the result of an attack by suspected Russian cyber spies earlier in the week."

"According to WADA is about 25 athletes from the United States, Germany, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Poland, Romania and Russia. Earlier data had revealed four American athletes, the tennis players Serena and Venus Williams, Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles and basketball star Elena Delle Donne."

"The riders Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome belong this time to the injured athletes. The leaked information shows that former Tour winner Wiggins got permission several times between 2008 and 2013 for the use of banned substances, in particular to combat a pollen allergy. Froome, the three-time Tour winner, was allowed to use the banned steroid prednisolone in 2013 and 2014 against colds. Such medical certificates are not uncommon in the sport.\n  \n    \n     \n      \n        0:43\n      \n     Threats of armed vlog rig\n     \n     \n      \n        0:35\n      \n     Karate Kick bashed man against wall\n     \n     \n      \n        1:35\n      \n     'Woman rightly dismissed'\n     \n    \n   \n  \n  \n   \n    \n    \n   \n   \n   \n      \n   \n     Venus Williams\n    \n   \n     Photo: AP"

"Other famous athletes who have revealed the 'Fancy Bears' data, the Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova and German discus thrower Robert Harting."

"The doping agency pointing the finger at Russian hackers who call themselves the 'Fancy Bears. \"WADA has no doubt that the attacks have been carried out in revenge for our investigations have brought to light by the state-controlled doping system in Russia,\" said WADA boss Olivier Niggli."

"WADA suspects that the hackers have gained access to confidential medical information via an account that the International Olympic Committee made for the Olympic Games in Rio. \"We realize that this criminal attack is painful for the athletes concerned and also sow fear among those who participated in the Games in Rio. We regret that criminals are trying to besmirch their reputations in this way,\" said Niggli."

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