PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Because the Winter Olympics formally opened with Friday’s Opening Ceremonies, the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee mentioned its servers have been being hacked by an unidentified attacker.
A spokesman provided few particulars at a information convention Saturday morning and mentioned the committee is “investigating the reason for the problems.”
“There have been some points that impacted a few of our pc programs final night time for a couple of hours,” mentioned Sung Baik-You, the committee spokesman. “We apologize for the inconvenience brought about to all these affected. This has not disrupted any occasion or had any impact on the protection or safety of any athletes or spectators.”
The assault impacted Web and tv companies on the Fundamental Press Middle, in line with Yonhap Information Company. Officers instantly shut down servers to restrict the harm, which apparently led to the non permanent shuttering of the Pyeongchang Olympics web site. The Korean information service reported that spectators who bought tickets to Olympic occasions have been unable to print their reservations till the location got here again on-line Saturday morning.
Sung mentioned all Olympic occasions have been operating as scheduled Saturday.
“We’re at present investigating the trigger, and we’ll share additional info as we’ve got extra particulars,” he mentioned, studying from a ready assertion.