Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

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USA snowboarder Chloe Kim will vie for an Olympic medal in the women's halfpipe and skiers may finally get to compete in the first Alpine event of the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

The cyber attack affected the internet-connected televisions at the media centres and also shut down the official Winter Olympics website for around 20 minutes. "But best worldwide practice says that you don't talk about an attack".

Cisco's Talos, a security intelligence and research group, wrote in a blog post that it has identified the malware used in the attack and believes the goal was not to extract information but instead "aimed to disrupt the Games".

Malware dubbed "Olympic Destroyer" and created to knock computers offline by deleting critical system files, rendering the machines useless, launched an attack on the ceremony last week, top computer firms Cisco Systems Inc., CrowdStrike and FireEye Inc. told Reuters.

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The three firms said they did not know who was behind the attack.

London [U.K.], Feb 11 (ANI): Pyeongchang Winter Olympics suffered a cyber attack during the opening ceremony on February 9, the organisers confirmed on Sunday, but restrained to reveal the sources.

The attack did not affect the performance of drones, which were initially scheduled to be included in the opening ceremony, but later pulled from the program, organizers said in a statement. Organizers said the light show was abandoned as there were too many spectators gathered in the space planned for the exhibition.

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