We previously reported that several U.S. Olympians’ medical records were posted online by the Russian hacking group Fancy Bear [view related post].
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has confirmed that the medical records of 25 more Olympic athletes have been accessed and released online. These athletes are from 8 countries, including 10 from the U.S., five from Germany, five from the U.K. and one from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Poland, Romania and Russia.
The records were located on WADA’s Anti-Doping Administration and Management System database, and it was accessed through a phishing scam.
WADA stated that based upon what law enforcement officials have found so far, the attack may be retaliation for WADA’s request that Russian athletes be barred from the 2016 games due to allegations of state-sponsored doping.