World Cup in your travel plans? US warns of Russian hackers

CNET | 6/13/2018 | Marrian Zhou
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The World Cup this go-round is taking place in Russia.

The first game of the World Cup kicks off on Thursday. If you're headed to Russia for the action, US counterintelligence warns that hackers could be lurking in the shadows.

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A US official advised American travelers on Tuesday not to take electronic devices to Russia for the World Cup because they might be hacked by criminals or the Russian government.

"Corporate and government officials are most at risk, but don't assume you're too insignificant to be targeted," said William Evanina, director of the US National Counterintelligence and Security Center, in a statement to Reuters. "If you can do without the device, don't take it. If you must take one, take a different device from your usual one and remove the...
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