Achilles the psychic cat predicts Russia to win opener

Paola Ditto
Giugno 14, 2018

William Evanina, director of the U.S. National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said on June 13 that in Russian Federation, even people who believe they are unimportant can be targeted by hackers.

"If you're planning on taking a mobile phone, laptop, PDA, or other electronic device with you - make no mistake - any data on those devices (especially your personally identifiable information) may be accessed by the Russian government or cyber criminals".

This photo taken on June 13, 2018 shows a woman using her smartphone as she sits next to a board with an image of Zabivaka, the official mascot of the 2018 Football World Cup, ahead of the tournament in Russian Federation, in Shenyang in China's northeastern Liaoning province.

"Corporate and government officials are most at risk, but don't assume you're too insignificant to be targeted". "If you must take one, take a different device from your usual one and remove the battery when not in use".

Reuters quoted another anonymous USA official as saying that British security agencies had issued similar warnings to the British public and the English soccer team, which is competing for the World Cup.

Achilles, who is a resident of Russia's State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, correctly predicted the outcomes of three out of four 2017 Confederations Cup matches played in St. Petersburg, including the opening and final matches.

The NCSC, a branch of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency, also issued a warning to the public.

Private cyber security expert Patrick Wardle said the official warnings constituted "really good advice".

USA agencies have issued similar warnings before other major worldwide sporting events, including the recent Winter Olympics in South Korea, which took place close to the border with North Korea.

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