Winter Olympics organizers say a cyberattack took down their computer servers during opening ceremonies

Business Insider | 2/9/2018 | David Choi
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Winter Olympics organizers say a cyberattack hit their computer servers during the opening ceremonies, Yonhap reported on Saturday.

The attack only affected "non-critical systems," the organizers said.

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The cyberattack follows a string of previous incidents involving various Winter Olympics computer systems, including a spying operation that is believed to have originated from North Korea.

Winter Olympics organizers say their omputer servers experienced a cyberattack during opening ceremonies, Yonhap reported on Friday. Officials are trying to figure out who is responsible.

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Organizers said that internet-connected televisions crashes at the press center, according to officials cited by the report. The targeted servers were shut down, which also took down the official Winter Olympics website for some time.

The committee said in a statement that the attack only affected "non-critical systems" and said the safety of attendees was not compromised.

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"We are currently investigating the cause and will share further information as we have more details," Sung Baik-you,...
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