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Cyber attacks infiltrate the Olympics

February 14, 2018

As athletes battle it out on the rinks and slopes of the Pyeongchang Olympics, a quieter fight is underway on Olympic networks. The “Olympic Destroyer” attack has reportedly caused disruptions to the event’s Wi-Fi network and took down the official web site just as events were getting underway.

The Guardian first reported technical issues on the Olympic network during the opening ceremonies, which were later confirmed by Olympic officials to have been caused by a cyber attack. Web site users were unable to access information or print tickets for 12 hours and the Wi-Fi in the Olympic stadium wasn’t working; The Guardian also said that televisions and internet service at the main press center were also affected.

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