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How News Outlets Are Protecting Themselves Against Hackers At Sochi Olympics

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 02: Speed skater Ayaka Kikuchi (R) is interviewed by media reporters during a welcome ceremony prior to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, at the Coastal Olympic Village on February 2, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images) | Robert Cianflone via Getty Images

NBC Nightly News broadcast a very alarming report last week ahead of the Olympic Games in Sochi, showing just how quickly reporter Richard Engel’s phone and laptop were attacked by malware upon his landing in Russia. A digital security expert then poked holes in the report—but NBC stands by it.

Read the whole story at Columbia Journalism Review