Earlier this week, NBC "reported" that journalists and visitors to Sochi are being immediately hacked virtually as soon as they acquire a connection. [AUTOPLAY WARNING.] NBC presented this as something completely inescapable in its report, which purportedly showed NBC journalist Richard Engel's cellphone and laptop being compromised "before he even finished his coffee."
All very scary but all completely false.
Errata Security points out that the entire situation was fabricated.
The story shows Richard Engel "getting hacked" while in a cafe in Russia. It is wrong in every salient det...