Fancy Bear Hackers have leaked yet another set of documents stolen from WADA server — This time, the group has targeted athletes from other countries as well and not just the United States.
It looks like the Fancy Bear hackers are not done yet. After hacking the official website of World Anti-Doping Agency and Court of Arbitration for Sport (WADA-CAS) on Tuesday the group started leaking medical records of American athletes including gymnast Simone Biles, American basketball star Elena Delle Donne, tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams and accusing them of using banned athletic performance-enhancing drugs – commonly known as doping.
Now, the hackers have leaked another list of sensitive documents stolen from the WADA server which includes the medical records of athletes such as Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Brittney Griner, Conger John, Dagmara Wozniak, Deanna Price, Kathleen Baker, Mcquin Baron, Michele Carter, Sam Dorman and Trevel Ivaylov Dlagnev from the United States.
Christian Reichert, Christian Vom Lehn, Christina Obergfoll, Franziska Hentke and Robert Harting from Germany and several other athletes from countries like Romania, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Denmark and the United Kingdom are also included.
The leaked documents that are available on Fancy Bears’ website also explain the reason for conducting such a large-scale security breach:
Greetings citizens of the world. We are Fancy Bears. We go on exposing the athletes who violate the principles of fair play by taking doping substances. The list of doping addicts includes not only the athletes of the top Olympic teams but also those who compete for other countries. We’ll keep on telling the world about doping in elite sports. Stay tuned for new leaks.
WADA, on the other hand, had acknowledged the hack and accused Russian Tsar Team (APT28) of breaching their server, however, an hour ago the agency released another statement confirming that Fancy Bears have leaked yet another set of documents stolen from their server.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirms that, once again today, the cyber hacker Group “Fancy Bear” released a batch of confidential athlete data on their website, which they illegally obtained from a Rio 2016 Olympic Games account of WADA’s Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS). This time, they targeted eleven athletes that include three from Australia, one from Denmark, two from Germany, one from Spain and four from the United Kingdom – from the sports of boxing, cycling, rowing, shooting, swimming and tennis.
WADA statement regarding additional data leak via Russian cyber hacker Fancy Bear: https://t.co/aBeK1DBcgj
— WADA (@wada_ama) September 16, 2016
Previously, WADA was hacked on 12th August 2016 resulting in the leak of sensitive data including medical testing results, history, and whereabouts information of Russian Olympics whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova.
Russian hackers The Fancy Bears release US Olympian medial records
Putin denies involvement but he does fancy bears. pic.twitter.com/Re7AP5UpIp
— Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) September 13, 2016
It’s bad time from WADA and they should prepare themselves for some serious damage control