U.S. Olympians Just Can't Catch A Break

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If you thought the Olympic games in Rio were over you are correct, but the controversy for some U.S. Olympic athletes is just starting to begin. Russian hackers under the name "Fancy Bear" have released private health documents on a number of U.S. Olympic athletes. No one is completely sure what the Russian hackers motive is but this does not look good for many U.S. athletes that participated in the Rio games. This particular release is the hacker’s second one this week and it doesn't seem like they have any plans on stopping. 

The doping oversight agency confirmed on Wednesday that the hackers released information that contained heath information on 10 American athletes from the Olympic games in Rio. There were many other athletes from around the globe who have had their personal information leaked this week by the Russian hackers as well. This is another example of the power amount of power that hackers have now a day. It is time that people everywhere try their best to secure their personal information as much as possible. Hackers everywhere are doing these types of things as a way to put people's personal information out there for everyone to see.

The files published online relate to American swimmers Jack Conger and Kathleen Baker, tennis player Bethanie Mattek-Sands, basketball player Brittney Griner, fencer Dagmara Wozniak, track and field athletes Deanna Price and Michelle Carter, water polo player Mcquin Baron, diver Sam Dorman and wrestler Tervel Ivaylov Dlagnev. For now no U.S. Olympic athletes are safe and there is no telling what these Russian hackers will release next to try and embarrass there rival country. We live in a digital age and this type of attack is becoming more prevalent all over the world. Authorities are taking this matter very seriously and they want to reassure the U.S. athletes that they are handling this matter in a swift manner.

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Liz Harmon

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Liz is from right here in Colorado, so she is a designated tour guide whenever any of us need a fun weekend planned or place to eat. Growing up she always dreamed of climbing the peaks of the Rockies and still plans to accomplish it. She traveled the world, sharing her experiences with her followers on her blog. When she returned from her travels she decided to utilize her skill in writing and joined our writing team.