Minnesota man charged with illegally streaming MLB, NFL, NHL and NBA games for profit

A Minnesotan man has been accused by federal authorities of trying to extort $150,000 for Major League Baseball. He hacked into the computer system. Joshua Streit (30) was charged by the FBI and the US Attorneys Office for the Southern District of New York with illegally streaming content from MLB.
In a press release, the law enforcement agencies stated that Streit illegally streamed live sports league games to make a profit from 2017 to 2021. According to authorities, he gained unauthorized access to the leagues websites and stole login credentials from legitimate subscribers. His scheme resulted in losses of approximately $3 million for one victim league.

Authorities also claimed that Streit (also known as Joshua Brody) tried to extort $150,000 from MLB by threatening to make public the vulnerabilities on MLB's site that he claimed he had exploited.

The news release stated that Streit started the extortion scheme while he was using MLB's computer systems to gain unauthorized access to copyright content he had streamed for profit.

Streit is facing five criminal charges, including wire fraud, accessing an encrypted computer, illicit digital transmission and sending interstate threats.