Olympic Staff Confirms Cyber Attack That Took Place During Opening Ceremonies

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.

Next Article
  • Anthony One Step Closer to Free Agency According to Sources

    Just when we all thought that the NBA's off season couldn't get any more hectic, we've been proven wrong. LeBron James has joined the Los Angeles Lakers, Kawhi Leonard has been traded to Toronto for DeMar DeRozan, and apparently Carmelo Anthony is headed to the Atlanta Hawks? Yes, you read that right. The Atlanta Hawks....

    Read More
  • Harper Wins Home Run Derby, Appeases Home Fans

    It is very safe to say that 2018 has not gone the way Bryce Harper would have hoped it would so far. The Washington Nationals right fielder is hitting an abysmal .214 at the All-Star Break, more than 60 points behind where his career average has lied. On top of that, his team, expected to...

    Read More
  • Spieth Hands Back Claret Jug, Open Pairings Announced

    Football may not be coming home, but golf is about to do so. This coming week, beginning on Thursday and hopefully ending on Sunday, the Open returns. Of course, some will refer to this as the British Open, but we all know why it should be called simply The Open. While it won't be contested...

    Read More
  • NASCAR Drama Could Steal The Show Again at Kentucky, Beyond

    It has been a while since NASCAR hit the front pages with on-track news. The biggest news in recent years has had to do with either drivers (like Dale Earnhardt, Jr, Tony Stewart, or Jeff Gordon) retiring or over awful happenings like Stewart's. Other than that, the sport is in a lull. There are number...

    Read More
  • Serena Williams Back in Wimbledon Finals After Having Baby

    It is no surprise to see that Serena Williams will be returning to the finals of the great Wimbledon tennis tournament. However, to see her doing it this year, after a pregnancy and a childbirth ten months ago is simply extraordinary. But that is what has taken place, as the American will once again contest...

    Read More