Hacking group Fancy Bear, reportedly a Russian group, who allegedly hacked into the Democratic National Committee emails which made headlines, has posted U.S. Olympians’ medical and drug testing records online. Although it has been described as a “smear” campaign, the U.S. Olympians, in Olympian style, tweeted and thumbed their noses at the hackers, by saying that the records show that they did everything by the book.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced that the hackers were previously linked to the Russian government, but they disputed that claim and said they were associated with Anonymous.
At any rate, the effect was minimal. WADA said in response to the hacking, “In fact, in each of the situations, the athlete has done everything right in adhering to the global rules for obtaining permission to use a needed medication. The respective International Federations, through the proper process, granted the permission and it was recognized by the IOC [International Olympic Committee] and the USADA…The cyber-bullying of innocent athletes being engaged by these hackers is cowardly and despicable.”