Visitors to the Sochi Winter Olympics can expect for their computers and mobile devices to be hacked, NBC's Richard Engel reported Tuesday evening on NBC Nightly News.
Engel conducted multiple experiments with the help of an American based security expert in which the NBC reporter logged onto various public WIFI networks around Moscow. Almost immediately, all of Engel's devices were exposed to malicious malware. Analysis revealed some of Engel's devices were transmitting personal data stored on his computer to a server based in Russia.
The best way for travelers to avoid these issues, Engel said, is to avoid public WIFI and delete anything extremely sensitive before you travel to Russia.