PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea targeted by unidentified hackers

The opening ceremony of PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea was the target of a cyber attack by unidentified hackers, the PyeongChang Organising Committee said on 10 February.

Representational image. Thinkstock

Representational image. Thinkstock

The attack on the servers of the organisers of the Games led to malfunctions that disrupted the Main Press Center, the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Games (POCOG), Efe news reported.

The organisation had to shut down the servers and its website from late 9 February until early 10 February in the wake of the attack, during which time spectators were unable to print their tickets during the outage, according to the POCOG.

Updated Date: Feb 10, 2018 15:11 PM