Winter Games Hit By Cyber Attack During Opening Ceremony

At about 7.15pm (9.15pm AEDT) on Friday, Internal internet and Wi-Fi systems of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang were shutdown and lasted to midday on Saturday, and speculation of Winter Olympics being hit by cyber attack was discussed by many people.

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Very soon, Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers confirmed on Sunday that the Games was experienced a cyber attack during the opening ceremony, Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Games organisers, replied to the public that “We don’t want to speculate because we’re still trying to find out what the root source is.”

“We have some reports, we’ve been working all night trying to find out and working with our partners.” He continued.

In this security accident, the the internet and television services in Olympics Games’ systems were affected by the internet shutdown, but organizers said that it did not attack any critical part of their operations, so the hi-tech opening ceremony was not affected by this accident. Reputable and important leaders like Kim Yo Jong (sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un), Moon Jae-in(South Korean President), and Mike Pence (US vice-president) were all among the VIPs at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium during the ceremony.