Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova's WADA account illegally accessed through cyber attack

Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova's electronic account at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has been illegally accessed through a cyber attack, WADA has said.

The anti-doping body said a "perpetrator" illegally obtained the password for Stepanova's account and accessed details which would normally include her registered location.

The athlete is currently in hiding with her husband Vitaly Stepanov after they helped uncover state-backed doping in Russia.