As the 2016 Olympic Games begin in Rio de Janeiro, US-CERT reminds travelers to be aware of cybersecurity risks. At high-profile events, hacktivists may take advantage of the large audience to spread their message. Cyber criminals may attempt to steal personally identifiable information or harvest users’ credentials for financial gain. There’s also the possibility that mobile or other communications will be monitored.
US-CERT encourages users to protect themselves against these risks, especially risks associated with portable devices such as smart phones and tablets. Following the security practices suggested in the documents listed below will help travelers stay more secure in Rio and other travel destinations: