Monday, January 11, 2016

R00t, r00t, r00t for the home team

Filed under "not using your Powers for good":
The former scouting director of the St Louis Cardinals baseball club has admitted he illegally poked around in the player database of a Major League Baseball rival 
Chris Correa pleaded guilty on Friday at a Houston federal court to five counts of unauthorized access to a computer stemming from a 2013 infiltration of the email accounts and scouting database of the Houston Astros. 
Each of the counts carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and $250,000 fine.
It seems that one of his scouts left St. Louis and went to the Astros.  Once there, the scout used the same password he had used at St. Louis.  Our Hero guessed that password, starting his date with Clud Fed.

It's idiots, all the way down.


Old NFO said...

That was just beyond stupid... And he deserves every day of jail time he gets!

Richard said...

I fail to understand why this is against criminal law. A civil suit I would understand.

Borepatch said...

Richard, anti-hacking laws have been around since the 1980s. I realize that "guessing a password" is pretty lame when it comes to "hacking" but there's a ton of that happening.

It's the equivalent of breaking and entering. Even though you leave your door unlocked doesn't make it less criminal if someone goes into your house.

EMS Artifact said...

As an added bonus, he's now a "Prohibited Person".