US spy warns Rus­sians will hack phones, com­put­ers

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A top US in­tel­li­gence of­fi­cial warned foot­ball fans trav­el­ling to the World Cup that their phones and com­put­ers could be hacked by Moscow’s cy­ber­spies.

“Any­one trav­el­ing to Rus­sia to at­tend the World Cup should be clear-eyed about the cy­ber-risks in­volved,” Wil­liam Evan­ina, di­rec­tor of the Na­tional Coun­ter­in­tel­li­gence and Se­cu­rity Cen­tre, warned.

“If you’re plan­ning on tak­ing a mo­bile phone, lap­top, PDA, or other elec­tronic de­vice with you – make no mis­take – any data on those de­vices (es­pe­cially your per­son­ally iden­ti­fi­able in­for­ma­tion) may be ac­cessed by the Rus­sian gov­ern­ment or cy­ber crim­i­nals.

“Cor­po­rate and gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials

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