Results: Fancy Bears

Features 12/11/2018

Fancy Bears emails add further twist to Schwazer case

Lawyers acting for Alex Schwazer have provided emails stolen by Russian hackers to Bolzano prosecutors as an illustration that International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) officials communicated about getting the Cologne Laboratory to support its case against the Italian race walker. Bolzano prosecutors are currently hearing evidence in an...

31/01/2018

Fancy Bears again fails to provide evidence to support its allegations

Hacking group Fancy Bears has alleged that Canadian sports officials attempted to cover up a doping violation ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics to allow an athlete to compete, but its evidence fails to back its claim. The hacking group only published selected excerpts of its own evidence that...

24/01/2018

Fancy Bears’ claims get crazier as PyeongChang 2018 approaches

Fancy Bears today alleged that Scandinavian countries are guilty of an ‘institutional conspiracy’ to gain widespread therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) for asthma drugs; that sporting bodies have failed to follow up whereabouts failures; and that Berlinger sample bottles are susceptible to breaking. The claims are designed to show that...

10/01/2018

Fancy Bears latest hack appears to be an own goal

Hacking group Fancy Bears appears to have scored an own goal. The way in which it has publicised its latest hack into emails between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) appears to reveal more about the political motives behind the organisation than it does...

23/08/2017

Fancy Bears hack backfires by showing football is relatively clean

A hack by the Fancy Bears appears to have spectacularly backfired, and has illustrated that football is relatively doping free. Data released by the illegal hacking group showed that 216 adverse analytical findings (AAFs) were reported from 4,600 tests between 5 January 2016 and 13 February 2017. That equates...

22/12/2016

Latest Fancy Bears hacks reveal…little

On 15 and 20 December, the Fancy Bears hack team sent The Sports Integrity Initiative two new caches of information it claims to have accessed from the databases of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The...

08/12/2016

Fancy Bears email hack: USADA did follow up concerns

On Friday 25 November, The Sports Integrity Initiative received an email from Fancy Bears Hack Team claiming to ‘contain examples of sending WADA tests results to unauthorised persons, instability of ADAMS and subjective-based WADA decisions’, as well as evidence of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) competitors taking prohibited substances. The...

07/11/2016

Fancy Bears targeting NADOs

The cyber criminals known as Fancy Bears, who hacked into the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) to expose athletes’ private data such as their use of therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs), are now targeting national anti-doping organisations (NADOS). The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport...

Features 23/09/2016

Fancy Bears hack: 107 athletes; 23 countries; 25 sports

A further publication of data illegally obtained from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) has taken the total number of athletes affected to 107 from 23 countries, competing in 25 sports. The latest publication on the Fancy Bears internet site involves Therapeutic Use Exemptions...

Features 19/09/2016

Fancy Bears hack now involves 66 athletes from 16 countries

A fourth release of confidential athlete data from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) involves 26 athletes from ten countries and 12 sports. The new release is different from earlier releases in that it doesn’t contain any adverse analytical findings (AAFs), just therapeutic use...

Features 17/09/2016

Fancy Bears hack now involves 40 athletes from 10 countries

A new leak of confidential medical data taken from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) has exposed Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) and Adverse Analytical Findings (AAFs) relating to 11 athletes from five countries. The data leaked by the Fancy Bears internet site now encompasses...

30/12/2016

US ‘Fancy Bear’ notification does not unmask anti-doping hackers

A US federal law enforcement report into hacks on emails ahead of this year’s US Presidential election names Russian intelligence agencies as being behind hacking group Fancy Bear. However this, in itself, does not unmask Russia as being behind cyber attacks on anti-doping organisations (ADOs). The group behind attacks...

Features 24/06/2020

US may withhold WADA funding due to failure to reform*

* The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) describes the ONDCP Report as ‘inaccurate and misleading’, arguing that there is a ‘clear intention to discredit WADA’. To view its full response, click here. The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) recommends that the US consider withholding funding from the World...

News 23/06/2020

Sports Integrity Briefs – 23 June 2020

• Australian swimmer Shayna Jack has taken down her social media accounts after hackers threatened her and posted messages on her Facebook account, reports the Daily Telegraph. It is understood that hackers from a ‘different country’ threatened to post pictures of her unless money was paid, and posted Facebook...

Features 18/06/2020

Coleman’s ‘whereabouts failures’ charge explained

Christian Coleman has been charged with ‘whereabouts failures’ by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of World Athletics, after an unsuccessful out of competition test at his home on 9 December last year. Under Article 2.4 of the World Anti-Doping Code, any combination of three missed tests or filing failures...

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