Welcome to Russia, Visitors to Sochi Olympics: You’ve Already Been Hacked

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The Weekly Standard‘s Daniel Halper writes:  Richard Engel reported last night on NBC that all visitors to the Sochi Olympics are getting hacked as soon as their electronic devices connect to any Russian network:

“As tourists and families of athletes arrive in Sochi, if they haven’t been warned, and if they fire up their phones at baggage claim, it’s probably too late to save the integrity of their electronics and everything inside them. Visitors to Russia can expect to be hacked. And as Richard Engel found out upon his arrival there, it’s not a matter of if, but when,” reports NBC’s Brian Williams.

Engel says, “The State Department warns that travelers should have no expectation of privacy. Even in their hotel rooms. And as we found out, you are especially exposed as soon as you try and communicate with anything.”

“One of the first thing visitors to Russia will do is log on,” says Engel…

Read the rest….

The Weekly Standard


2 Comments on “Welcome to Russia, Visitors to Sochi Olympics: You’ve Already Been Hacked”

  1. What surprises me is our government and others around the world know this is happening and are doing nothing to protect its citizens. If the U.S. were doing this, and they have then we are the bad guys to the world. How have times changed since the Cold War when we knew who the enemy was and who we can trust.


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