Welcome to Sochi: You’re hacked!

Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 12:31 PM ET
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Russia is home to some of the most sophisticated computer hackers in the world who won't hesitate to tap into your electronic world as soon as you step in Russia.

NBC's Richard Engel experimented with two brand-new computers to see how soon after connecting them to the Internet he would get hacked.

(Read more: Your computer could get hacked by a 'kitten')

Soon after the computers were set up, Engel received a phishing email that read "Hello, welcome to Sochi," and the same thing happened to his cellphone.

Click for NBC's full story here.


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