[Ed. – Not that we’re surprised.]
- They aren’t in Sochi, but in Moscow, 1007 miles away.
- The “hack” happens because of the websites they visit (Olympic themed websites), not their physical location. The results would’ve been the same in America.
- The phone didn’t “get” hacked; Richard Engel initiated the download of a hostile Android app onto his phone. [update here] and he had to disable the security on the phone to do it.
I had expected the story to be about the situation with WiFi in Sochi, such as man-in-the-middle attacks inserting the Blackhole toolkit into web pages exploiting the latest Flash 0day. But the story was nothing of the sort.