Exclusive: U.S. counterspy warns World Cup travelers’ devices could be hacked


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. counterintelligence official is advising Americans traveling to Russia for football’s World Cup beginning this week that they should not take electronic devices because they are likely to be hacked by criminals or the Russian government.

Soccer Football – World Cup – Sochi, Russia – June 12, 2018 General view of a World Cup sign in Sochi REUTERS/Hannah McKay

In a statement to Reuters on Tuesday, William Evanina, an FBI agent and the director of the U.S. National Counterintelligence and Security Center, warned World Cup travelers that even if they…



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