Pyeongchang Winter Olympic organizers confirmed that the games were under attack during their opening ceremonies on Friday night.
Under attack were the television and internet services surrounding the ceremony. However, the olympic staff did not reveal the source of the attack or who was behind it.
While the attack was legitimate, it did not affect any critical parts of the operation and coverage of the games.
“Maintaining secure operations is our purpose,” said International Olympic Committee (IOC) spokesman Mark Adams, Reuters reported. “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.”
Nancy Park, Organizing committee spokeswoman on said Friday night that the opening ceremony was planned to go on despite the potential threat of an attack “We just had some issue with our internal system,” she said.
With the Olympics being the largest international sporting event, security always has to be at an all time high. Over recent years, this security has been expanded to not only on ground, but also cyber attacks with developing technology.
North Korea, South Korea has been at war with pretty since the end of World War II, is in very close proximity to the actual games and was the main threat heading into the games due to their secrecy and immoral regime.
We can only hope that the games continue to be as peaceful as they have been until this point so fans all around the world can enjoy the sports the way they should be.