On Tuesday, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirmed that Tsar Team aka Fancy Bear, a Russian cyber spy group, gained access to the organization’s doping database through an International Olympic Committee-created account.
While in recovery from thumb surgery, Delle Donne, a shooting guard for the Chicago Sky, took to social media to address the hack. Her rep tells PEOPLE she will not be releasing any further statements at this time.
“Successful surgery today on my right thumb. Thanks for all the well wishes! I’ll be back on the court in no time. Side note: I’d like to thank the hackers for making the world aware that I legally take a prescription for a condition I’ve been diagnosed with, which WADA granted me an exemption for. Thanks, guys!” she wrote on Instagram.
Biles also addressed the drug testing leak on social media – revealing on Twitter that she takes medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
“I have ADHD and I have taken medicine for it since I was a kid. Please know, I believe in clean sport, have always followed the rules, and will continue to do so as fair play is critical to sport and is very important to me,” Biles tweeted.
WADA director general, Olivier Niggli, released a statement: “WADA deeply regrets this situation and is very conscious of the threat that it represents to athletes whose confidential information has been divulged through this criminal act.”
The organization says this is still an “evolving situation.”