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‘I can see what you’re doing’: Aussie swim star in chilling extortion attack

by ZwemZa on June 23rd, 2020

Australian swimmer Shayna Jack faces the media in August. Picture: AFP

Shayna Jack’s appeal to a four-year ban for alleged substance use has been rocked by an overseas extortion attempt.

The hackers repeatedly messaged the Australian swimming star, claiming at one point “I can see what you’re doing at all times.”

First reported by the Daily Telegraph, Jack has been in touch with Queensland Police and the Court of Arbitration of Sport over the messages.

Shayna Jack has been targeted by hackers. (Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images)

Shayna Jack has been targeted by hackers. (Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

“It’s disgusting,’’ Jack’s lawyer Tim Fuller told the Daily Telegraph.

“Clearly she’s shaken by it all.

“We’ve informed the relevant authorities including Police and the Court of Arbitration for sport.’’

The hackers first contacted Jack on Facebook two days ago, threatening to post photos of her online unless she sent them money.

Shayna Jack previously broke her silence in an Instagram post. From source: https://www.instagram.com/p/B2yUhHfAa9S/

Shayna Jack previously broke her silence in an Instagram post. From source: https://www.instagram.com/p/B2yUhHfAa9S/Source: Supplied

“If you don’t pay – you will regret this,’’ the message read.

“Did you really use them (banned substances), does that mean you can’t swim again?”

Jack immediately informed Queensland Police of the developments while enlisting the help of an IT specialist who worked to protect her personal details.

The hackers then reached out to Jack again, this time saying they were from a different country and that she would still have to hand over the payment.

Shayna Jack. Photographer: Liam Kidston.

Shayna Jack. Photographer: Liam Kidston.Source: News Corp Australia

“I’m in a different country, you can’t do anything against me, you have to pay,” the message read.

“I can see what you’re doing at all times.’’

At 3am on Tuesday she was then warned: “I will share something that will disturb you, if you do not answer.’’

It was then on Tuesday morning that a post appeared on her Facebook page which read: “I regret I used doping in the 2017 Olympics.’’

Shayna Jack tested positive for a banned substance. (Photo by MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP)

Shayna Jack tested positive for a banned substance. (Photo by MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP)Source: AFP

Jack’s Facebook page and personal Instagram accounts are currently taken down.

There of course was no 2017 Olympics but regardless it only added to what has been a difficult year for Jack, with the date of her appeal hearing kept secret as she fights to clear her name.

Jack tested positive to Ligandrol, a muscle growth agent but claimed the substance got into her system by contamination and had denied knowingly taking the drug.

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