Games organizers confirm cyber attack, won't reveal source

The Olympic flag surrounded by flags from various countries that are competing in the Winter Olympics wave in the wind in front of the Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang South Korea Feb. 7 2018

Hendrik Schmidt dpa via Newscom

The formal meeting between Moon and the delegation was held the day after the two nations' athletes marched under a unified flag at the opening ceremony of the Olympics on Friday. It is one we are dealing with.

"There were some issues that affected some of our non-critical systems last night for a few hours", said Sung, according to Reuters, before adding that authorities are working to figure out what exactly happened. "We are making sure our systems are secure and they are secure".

Asked if organizers knew who was behind the attack, Adams said: "I certainly don't know".

While the competition's location just 50 miles (80 kilometers) from the North Korean border has spurred some questions as to whether that government could be to blame, Reuters reported the Russian government has already been proactive denying responsibility for any cyber attacks.

"There was a cyber-attack and the server was updated yesterday during the day and we have the cause of the problem", Pyeongchang 2018 spokesperson Sung Baik-you told the Guardian.

Rumors have been circulating that cyber attacks could be orchestrated by North Korea, which is located just 50 miles from the Game's site in Pyeongchang, or by Russian Federation, in retaliation for its team being banned from the 2018 competition due to its major doping scandal. We are now investigating the cause of the issue. We are not going to reveal the source.

North Korea's ceremonial leader Kim Yong Nam, who heads the delegation, responded by saying the two Koreas could overcome "unexpected difficulties" when "having a firm will and taking courage and determination to usher in a new heyday of inter-Korean relations", according to KCNA.

Russia, which has been banned from the Games for doping, said days before the opening ceremony that any allegations linking Russian hackers to attacks on the infrastructure connected to the Pyeongchang Olympic Games were unfounded.

"Of course, no evidence will be presented to the world".

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