onsdag 2. februar 2022

FBI urges Olympic athletes to leave personal phones at home ahead of Beijing games

"The FBI urges all athletes to keep their personal cell phones at home and use a temporary phone while at the games. The National Olympic Committees in some Western countries are also advising their athletes to leave personal devices at home or use temporary phones due to cybersecurity concerns at the Games," the agency said in a notice. While not aware of "any specific cyber threat against the Olympics" the FBI added that it's important that those at the games be "vigilant and maintain best practices in their network and digital environments."

The warning comes amid rising concerns by US national security officials about Chinese espionage and intellectual property theft -- and as intelligence officials have publicly warned that China has created an advanced techno-surveillance state within its borders, blanketed by cameras, facial recognition and other technology.