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Malware Attacks On Olympics Could Have Come From Russia And North Korea, Experts Say

Malware Attacks On Olympics Could Have Come From Russia And North Korea, Experts Say (Incident Response, Learnings)

Cybersecurity experts are confirming that a computer malware attack dubbed "Olympic Destroyer" hit select networks and Wi-Fi systems at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang on Friday, but they would not say for sure whether Russia or North Korea are to blame. Yonhap reports that POCOG was forced to "shut down the servers to prevent further damage, leading to the closure of the Pyeongchang 2018 website." "Due to the shutdown of the website, spectators who purchased tickets to 2018 Winter Games events were unable to print their reservations," Yonhap says. According to Wired, "neither Olympics organizers nor security firms are ready to point the finger at the Kremlin, the hackers seem to have at least left behind some calling cards that look rather Russian."

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