Shayna Jack’s lawyer says the Australian swimmer has been left shaken by a cyber attack as she prepares to enchantment her four-year ban for a doping violation.
Tim Fuller stated the 21-year-old was compelled to contact Queensland police after she obtained threats and calls for for cash on Facebook on Monday earlier than her account was hacked the subsequent day.
“She has been extremely shaken by it. It was over a interval of 36 to 40 hours,” Fuller advised 4BC Radio.
“It received to the stage the place the kinds of threats and calls for entered into some very critical territory … that’s the reason she contacted these authorities.”
Fuller stated Jack was obligated to additionally contact the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which can host her enchantment listening to on a confidential date, because of the threat of her case being prejudiced by the cyber attack.
“It’s an affordable day out from the listening to however it was very focused … and extremely invasive,” he stated.
“In her case something that’s publicised … it could actually probably put her in violation of the Court of Arbitration for Sport guidelines.”
Jack deleted her Instagram account and employed an IT specialist to assist safe her private particulars earlier than saying on Facebook on Tuesday evening: “Everyone I’m again!
“It has been a protracted and annoying two days of attempting to out sensible this individual.
“Fingers crossed I now not need to cope with this and that I can get my stuff again and defend my data.”
Fuller stated Jack was hit laborious by the cyber attack as she ready for her enchantment listening to after copping the ban from the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority in March.
She obtained the utmost suspension for a primary doping offence.
Jack has protested her innocence since being stood down from the Australian workforce within the lead-up to the 2019 world titles in July final yr earlier than it emerged she had examined optimistic to Ligandrol, a muscle-growth agent.
A member of Australia’s world record-breaking 4x100m freestyle relay workforce, Jack has claimed the banned substance may have gotten into her system by contamination.
However, since she was stood down virtually a yr in the past Swimming Australia have been compelled to chop ties with Jack who continues to be hopeful of contesting the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.
“This is the issue with this anti-doping coverage on this nation. If you’re a swimmer, the day you might be handed an infraction discover you might be imagined to be ostracised – you might be terminated from the workforce,” Fuller stated.
“If you might be an AFL participant you’ll be able to proceed to coach with the workforce, you’ll be able to proceed to be paid.
“For a teen it’s an extremely tough state of affairs. Something has to vary in that respect.”