Russian Intelligence behind Winter Olympic Games Cyber Attack!

PeyongChang Games which are being held in South Korea’s PeyongChang Olympic Stadium witnessed a minute disruption yesterday when some hackers tried to disrupt the official website of the Winter Olympic Games. The organizers of the Olympics sporting event say that attack could be the work of Russian Intelligence in retaliation to the ban imposed on 47 of their athletes and coaches due to doping allegations.

Cybersecurity Insiders has learned that the hackers were planning to cause a disturbance in the opening ceremony causing ticket chaos for hours. The idea was to disrupt the opening ceremony as well as the next consecutive days of the sporting event. However, the hackers only succeeded in bringing down the game’s website from 7:15 PM on Friday to the early hours of Saturday.

A news source from South Korea said that customers faced severe trouble while printing their reservations and the problem was sorted out by 8 am Korean Time.  

An Olympics spokesperson said to the SUN that the organizers of 2018 Winter Olympic Games have around 10K cybersecurity experts in place to thwart any kind of cyber threats and added to his statement that the present attack could be the work of Kim Jong led North Korea or Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

Note- Meanwhile, the Russian government has denied all the allegations of South Korea as baseless and said the Winter Olympics 2018 Organizers should come up with evidence to prove their point, instead of accusing Vladimir Putin Russian Government.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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