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How the Astros Baseball Hack Explains Chinese Cyberespionage


Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals

In this July 10, 2013, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter, right, rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run off of Houston Astros pitcher Wesley Wright, foreground, in the seventh inning of a baseball game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

Credit: Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP

Two major cybersecurity scandals are currently making headlines: One is the hack of an internal network belonging to a Major League Baseball team, allegedly by officials of another team. The other is a hack of the Office of Personnel Management, allegedly by Chinese government-backed hackers.

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