Hackers hacked into the servers of the Olympic winter games in PyeongChang. GANGNEUNG, South Korea, February 10 – the Organizers of the Olympic winter games PyeongChang said on Saturday that its servers were hacked by an unknown attacker during the opening ceremony the day before.
The PyeongChang organizing Committee Olympic and Paralympic games 2018 (POCOG), said that he had experienced a cyber attack that caused the failure of Internet Protocol (IPTV) in the Main press center.
The organizers of the respectively shut down the servers to prevent further damage and led to the closure of the web site PyeongChang 2018.
Due to the closure of the web site the ticket holders until 2018, are unable to print your booked tickets.
The web site has been normalized at approximately 8:00 a.m. on Saturday. The organizers said that the information about where the attack occurred, remains unknown.
Security experts warn that major international events such as the Olympics, are the main targets for hackers.
In an official statement, POCOG said that on Friday there were some problems that affected the “non-critical”within a few hours and added that they do not affect the security and safety of the athletes or the spectators” during the opening ceremony.
“Currently, we are investigating the cause and will share more information as we have more information,” said Sung Baik-you, the representative of the POCOG.