World Cup 2018: Leading counter terror official warns Americans warned not to take electronic devices to Russia over hacking fears

A leading counter-terror official has reportedly warned Americans against bringing their devices to the World Cup over hacking fears.

The director of the US National Counterintelligence and Security Center, William Evanina, told Reuters that travellers could be susceptible to hacking by the Russian government or criminals.

“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,” he said.

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