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Sports Teams Must Tackle Hacking Risk Amid Legal Gambling

Law360 (September 24, 2018, 9:28 PM EDT) -- The legalization of sports betting in some states has brought with it a host of headaches for professional leagues looking to protect the integrity of games, and among the chief concerns is safeguarding team and player data from hackers who would use the information to gain an edge placing wagers.

With legalized sports betting spreading across the U.S., some cybersecurity and privacy attorneys warn there is an increasing risk that hackers will seek to access nonpublic information about teams or players to use in placing profitable wagers, meaning leagues and teams must be on alert for cyberattacks.

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