Gazzetta dello Sport wrote on Tuesday that Russian hackers broke the World Anti-Doping Agency’s website and accessed a secret database where there is evidence that the US sports, such as Serena and Venus Williams sisters or the gymnast Simone Biles got doped and should be protected by the international organization.
WADA confirmed that the medical database of the international body was broken by a group of Russian hackers, who would be part of a network of cyber espionage. In addition, the hackers also seized data about the anti-doping tests;
Simone Biles, US gymnast, reacted on her Facebook account, after being accused by the Russian hackers that she would have used prohibited substances:
“I have ADHD (Hyperactivity disorder attention deficit) and took medication for it since I was a child. Please know that I believe in keeping sport clean, we always followed the rules and will continue to do that, because fair -play is vital for the sport and it is very important to me. To have ADHD and take medication for it is not shameful and I’m not afraid to admit it. ”
WADA confirmed that the medical database of the international body was broken by a group of Russian hackers, who would be part of a network of cyber espionage. It’s the database containing the details about athletes who use exceptions to take certain types of drugs during competitions.
According to information published by the hackers, who are said to be Russians, multiple Olympic champion in gymnastics would have used false medical certificates in August 2016 to help bridge the doping control at the Olympics. They are accused of having taken amphetamines, specifically methylphenidate, using a recipe.