RIO DE JANEIRO — The World Anti-Doping Agency and Court of Arbitration for Sport say they have been targeted by hackers, with an attempt made to obtain access credentials for the database which tracks athletes for drug testing.
WADA said it learned "this week," during the Olympics, that it had been targeted, though it was not immediately clear when the attacks took place.
Durand says WADA's ADAMS database of doping results "has not been compromised," but that so-called phishing emails were sent to users of the database disguised as official WADA communications requesting their login details.
WADA did not immediately respond to requests for comment on how many users were targeted by the
Athletes use the database to enter so-called "whereabouts" information which they are obliged to provide in order to make themselves available for drug testing outside competitions. Someone with an athlete's credentials could potentially change that information, sending testers to the wrong location, potentially leading to athletes being wrongly blamed for missing a test.
Meanwhile, CAS secretary general Matthieu Reeb told the AP "there has been an attempt to hack the CAS
He says the attempt "was apparently unsuccessful but investigations are being made ... to make sure that we have not suffered any damage."
Reeb says information on the CAS
A video posted to YouTube, by a user claiming to represent Polish hackers, seems to show the CAS
Both WADA and CAS have been in the headlines recently over their handling of doping cases ahead of the Olympics, particularly regarding bans for Russian athletes following the country's doping scandals.