“Also appearing to be correct were reports that the “hacking” that took place in this instance was of the less hack-y variety and more of the let’s-try-the-guy’s-old-password-y. “
Yeah so, let’s learn a lesson here people. Don’t start a new job with the same password you used at your old job, OK?
Yes, using the password to access the Astros data was illegal, but something as simple as not using the same password that you just turned over to the old employer would have thwarted this hacking attempt.