Olymipcs Ordeal – Cyberattackers Had Their Way
As Pyeongchang Olympics make headlines in every way – all over, it sure made one that is not a healthy one as the caption suggests. Guardian was the one to get the scoop where the cyber-security at Pyeongchang Olympics, Korea actually got hit by a perp taking control of the necessary media for a while. Not a great thing to happen when every tech giant has almost partnered with IOC to face this challenge. It is apparent from the cyber-attack that nothing has an Achilles heel where technology is concerned. McAfee the cyber-security company already had voiced concerns and warnings about hackers at work and as much as it could be dealt with and stopped, someone, nevertheless got through the mesh of challenging security measures at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Sung Baik, official spokesperson for the World Mega Event refused to confirm the country behind the attack but said: “There was a cyber-attack and the server was updated yesterday during the day and we have the cause of the problem. They know what happened and this is a usual thing during the Olympic Games. We are not going to reveal the source. We are taking secure operations and, in line with best practice, we’re not going to comment on the issue because it is an issue that we are dealing with.” At present not revealing any details the authorities have solemnly assured the press that all particulars regarding the cyber-attack will be made public as soon as they are done investigating the issue thoroughly. The issue indeed needs to be resolved immediately as WiFi and other connectivity mediums have once been compromised already. The leading tech Country will surely tighten their belt and take care of what needs to be done.
Cyberattack hits Winter Olympics during the opening ceremony The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics’ internal servers crashed in the attack, as did public Wi-Fi. Officials confirmed the attack, but won’t identify the perp. BY DANIEL VAN BOOM FEBRUARY 11, 2018 7:49 PM PST PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games – Opening Ceremony VCG/Getty Reports in January from cyber security company McAfee claimed that organizations associated with the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics were targeted by a hacking “campaign.” Perhaps unsurprisingly, that wasn’t the last cyberattack aimed at the Winter Olympics. Officials confirmed Sunday that the Winter Games were hit by a cyber attack during Friday’s opening ceremony, though they opted not to reveal the attackers. “We know the cause of the problem but that kind of issues occurs frequently during the Games. We decided with the [International Olympics Committee] we are not going to reveal the source,” Pyeongchang organizing committee spokesman Sung Baik-you told reporters, according to Reuters. “All issues were resolved and recovered [Saturday] morning.” The attack crashed some of the Winter Games’ internal servers as well as the public Wi-Fi, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported, which lead to some customers being unable to print out their tickets for the show.