Spy bosses modify England players phones to beat Russian cyber threat: footballers briefed on how to protect themselves at World Cup

Mail Online | 6/13/2018 | Matt Lawton;Sami Mokbel for the Daily Mail
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England footballers were briefed by GCHQ on how to protect their personal information and possessions while in Russia.

The squad was given guidance on security issues including how to hide their belongings in their hotel rooms.

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As they touched down at their World Cup training headquarters last night details of the briefing – which had a particular emphasis on cyber security – were revealed.

Spy bosses stopped short of giving them temporary ‘burner phones’, which would used only for their trip and then destroyed. Instead, protective software has been added to the team’s phones and devices which will only be removed on their return.

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They were also advised not to access their online bank accounts while away and to avoid any online activity that, if made public, could embarrass them.

The advice on cyber security came from GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which hosted a seminar at the Football Association headquarters in St George’s Park.

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