The 2018 Winter Olympics have begun in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where athletes from 92 countries around the world will compete in over a hundred separate events for the gold. There’s more to it than just the games though: there’s the technology that brings the event to viewers across the world.
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The Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony was hit with a cyber attack, officials for the PyeongChang games confirmed — but stopped short of blaming Russia for the breach.
The PyeongChang 2018 website wasn’t working before the Friday night games, making it impossible to access event tickets and crucial information.
WiFi at the games also stopped working before the official kickoff.
Order wasn’t fully restored to the system for 12 hours, at about 8 a.m. Saturday, the Guardian reported.
There was a cyber attack and the server was updated yesterday during the day and we have the cause of the problem,” Sung Baik-you, a spokesperson for the games, told the Guardian on Sunday.
“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,” Sung continued.
The representative declined to say what nation or entity was behind the attack.
The games are considered a hot bed for hacking attempts because of the massive number of people attending, according to security experts.