CNN Money quotes Cyber Statecraft Initiative Senior Fellow Jason Healey on the widespread threat of cyber security breaches:

Computers guard all of our plans and secrets now. Hacking is just the modern version of a burglary.

“This could easily become a cyber Deflategate,” said Jason Healey, a cyber expert with the Atlantic Council, a prestigious think tank. “It does highlight the new cyber reality that everyone hacks everyone else all the time for every reason.”

Modern sports are especially sensitive to hacking nowadays. Think about the Moneyball phenomenon. As journalist Michael Lewis documented in his 2003 book, the managers of the Oakland Athletics team tried a new approach to baseball — finely assembling and analyzing player performance statistics to find undervalued talent. Other teams have adopted that approach, and baseball has never been the same since.

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