In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, file photo, a computer screen shows a password attack in progress at the Norwich University computer security training program in Northfield, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
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Russian hackers broke into a World Anti-Doping Agency database and posted confidential medical data of some American athletes online.WADA said Tuesday the attack – which targeted some female members of the United States team which competed at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics – was carried out by a "Russian cyber espionage group" called Fancy Bears.The hackers revealed records of "Therapeutic Use Exemptions" which allow athletes to use substances that are banned unless there is a verified medical need.WADA previously warned of cyberattacks after investigators it appointed published reports into Russian state-sponsored doping.
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