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England stars given World Cup security briefing

AFP  |  London 

England's stars have been given a briefing by security experts on how to stay safe from hackers during the tournament in

Gareth Southgate's players and his coaching staff received advice from (NCSC) on how to protect their personal information and possessions.

Russian hackers have wreaked havoc with global cyber-attacks in recent years, including targeting top British Bradley Wiggins, and the called in the experts in a bid to avoid any security breaches.

According to a report, has been added to the team's and devices which will only be removed on their return to England.

During the recent seminar at the in St George's Park, England's players -- who arrived in on Tuesday -- were advised not to access their while away and to avoid any that could embarrass them if it went public due to hacking.

Players including England were also told how to hide their belongings in their hotel rooms, while English fans travelling to got a security warning of their own.

"The NCSC is providing expert cyber security advice to ahead of their departure to Russia for the 2018 World Cup," an NCSC said.

"A recent NCSC blog highlighted advice for fans using devices while abroad, which should be read alongside existing FCO Travel Advice and guidance offered on the 'Be on the Ball: 2018' website.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 18:15 IST