The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has confirmed that a Russian cyber espionage group operator by the name of Tsar Team (APT28), also known as Fancy Bear, illegally gained access to WADA’s Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) database via an International Olympic Committee (IOC)-created account for the Rio 2016 Games.
The full WADA press release relating to the incident is available on the WADA website.
UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) is in contact with WADA and is working to ascertain whether British athlete data has been compromised. If any athlete is concerned about the security of their ADAMS password UKAD recommends they take the steps to change it.
UKAD strongly urges athletes to report any suspicious activity, such as phishing emails or requests for password information, immediately to the ADAMS Helpdesk.
Further information on ADAMS can be found via the Athlete Zone. For technical queries relating to ADAMS please contact the ADAMS Helpdesk on +1 514 904 8800 (please note that this is a Canadian number). For all other enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org