In the wake of recent privacy breaches, WWE is taking steps to educate their talent in cyber security and how to keep their data private. Mandatory training was held for both the RAW and SmackDown Live rosters this way, and this is apparently WWE’s way of attempting to prevent leaks from happening in the future.
According to sources, the training was conducted by an unnamed cyber security firm that is trained in some of the deceptive practices used gain private information. The firm gave a presentation detailing ways that the superstars could put themselves at risk without being aware. One of the firm’s biggest warnings was for superstars not to accept USB drives or similar storage devices from fans. While a fan’s intent may be pure and the USB could contain art or a collection of photos for the superstar, they could also house risky programs designed to obtain private information from phones and computers. The firm stated that this tactic has been used in the past to obtain sensitive material from celebrities.
Additionally, there is speculation that this has led to an amended social media policy for WWE talent, but there has not been a definitive confirmation. WWE did however stress that no one outside of the superstar or members of the company’s social media team should have access to social media accounts.