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Hack The Olympics: NBC News' Richard Engel: My Computers, Cellphone Were Hacked 'Almost Immediately' In Sochi

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Post By LedaOhio9 | Beforeitsnews

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Being a reporter at the Sochi Olympic Games just got even worse.

NBC News’ Richard Engel said that upon arriving in Russia to cover the upcoming event, he was hacked “almost immediately” — and privacy is not something visitors should expect to have.

“It doesn’t take long here for someone to try to tap into your laptop, cellphone or tablet,” he said Tuesday night.

Engel decided to test Russia’s privacy system with the help of American computer security expert Kyle Wilhoit, who set him up with two brand new computers and a phony identity, with fake names and addresses. When Engel connected them to the Internet in Sochi, he said he quickly received a suspicious email and was shocked when his computer was hijacked immediately after opening the email.

“In a minute, hackers were snooping around,” he said. “The same thing happened with my cellphone — it was very fast and very professional.”

Within 24 hours, both of Engel’s computers and his cell phone had been invaded, giving hackers the ability to tap and record phone calls. Brian Williams reported Tuesday night that “visitors of Russia can expect to be hacked”– and it’s not just reporters.

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    • Warren

      Of course, a foreign visitor to the U.S. should expect no less.

      This seems to be obvious redirection of blame for NSA activities by the mainstream media. “See, it’s OK, everybody does it.”

    • HatchMan

      Have a BlackBerry as a backup stupid!

    • rtmichigan

      If the so called reporters have nothing to hide what are they worried about?

      On the other hand if they are there as Obama moles I’m sure they will be invited to be part of the shooting competition. They will be reporting from down range!!

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