Astros And Cardinals Made Rookie Data Security Mistakes

Law360, New York (January 21, 2016, 9:38 PM EST) -- Matthew M. Oliver

Steven Llanes On Jan. 8, 2016, Christopher Correa, a former director of baseball development and scouting for the St. Louis Cardinals, pleaded guilty in United States district court in Houston, to five criminal counts of unauthorized access to a protected computer as a result of hacking into the proprietary databases of the Houston Astros. With sentencing set for this April, each count carries a maximum possible sentence of five years in federal prison as well as a potential $250,000 fine.

The Correa prosecution is a fascinating case study, highlighting the necessity of maintaining robust data security practices and...

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