The Winter Olympics Have Been Pwned By Hackers

It seems that pwnage is an unofficial sport at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as organizers have confirmed that they were the victim of some sort of cyberattack during Friday’s opening ceremonies. But the weird thing is that they won’t reveal the source which implies that they know who did it:

The Games’ systems, including the internet and television services, were affected by the hack two days ago but organizers said it had not compromised any critical part of their operations.

“Maintaining secure operations is our purpose,” said International Olympic Committee (IOC) spokesman Mark Adams.

“We are not going to comment on the issue. It is one we are dealing with. We are making sure our systems are secure and they are secure.”

Asked if organizers knew who was behind the attack, Adams said: “I certainly don’t know. But best international practice says that you don’t talk about an attack.”

So, who could be behind the pwnage? Was it North Korea, the Chinese, or the Russians? Maybe it was a third party group that was responsible? The fact is we may never find out. Or if we do, it will be well after the games end. But seeing as I have never heard of this happening at any other Olympics, one has to be concerned.


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