June 12, 2018 / 10:43 PM / 5 months ago

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. counterspy warns World Cup travelers' devices could be hacked

WASHINGTON, June 12 (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.

In a statement to Reuters, 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 think they are insignificant, hackers could still target them. (Reporting by Mark Hosenball, editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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