HOUSTON - The Houston Astros say they have been the victims of hackers who accessed their servers and published months of internal trade talks on the Internet.
General manager Jeff Luhnow says “it was an illegal activity and we’re going to pursue it and try and find out who did it and prosecute.”
He says they learned of the breach about a month ago. The team responded on Monday after the web site Deadspin.com published a story about the breach.
Among the items involved talks with Miami to trade 2012 top overall pick Carlos Correa and rookie George Springer for Marlins star slugger Giancarlo Stanton.
Luhnow says some of the information was accurate and some was not, but he wouldn’t discuss what portions fell into which category.