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England fears possible hacks at Russian World Cup

England fears possible hacks at Russian World Cup

The English Football Association is concerned about its players and coaches being hacked at the World Cup in Russia and has written to FIFA expressing concerns about information already being accessed in a cyberattack.

England has told players, coaches and technical staff to avoid using public Wi-Fi networks over concerns sensitive personal and team information could be illegally obtained in Russia, a person with knowledge of the FA's World Cup planning said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because team security issues are private.

Emails between the FA and FIFA discussing doping cases were last month published by the Russian-linked hacking group, Fancy Bears,...

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