The highest counter-intelligence officer of the United States advised Americans traveling to Russia for the world Cup, so they took their electronic devices, because they can hack the hackers and the Russian government.In a statement to Reuters on Tuesday William Evanina, an FBI agent and Director of the National centre for counterintelligence and security, the United States warned travelers of the world Cup, even if they consider themselves to be “minor”, hackers can select them as a target, reports the Chronicle.info.
“If You plan to bring a mobile phone, laptop, PDA or other electronic device – don’t need any data on these devices (particularly Your personal information) may be available to the Russian government or the criminals”, – he said.
“Corporate and government officials are most at risk, but ordinary fans should not underestimate its importance,” added Evanina.
“If You can do without the device do not take it. If all the same take along some device, after coming home, immediately replace the battery.”
Warning Evanina out in parallel with the investigation of U.S. intelligence, law enforcement and officials of the Congress of Russian hackers in the presidential elections of 2016 in the United States.
Another official from the United States, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the British security Agency issued similar instructions to the British public and the football team of England, which is involved in the world Cup.