The central Winter Olympics website was taken offline after being strike by a cyber-attack, officials have confirmed.
The site was influenced only before a commencement of a opening rite in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
TV and internet systems during a Games were also disrupted, yet operations were easy about 12 hours later.
However, a orator pronounced that a International Olympic Committee would not be commenting on who competence have been behind a incident.
“Maintaining secure operations is a purpose,” pronounced Mark Adams.
He combined that a emanate was being dealt with though that he was not wakeful who had carried out a attack.
Prior to a Games, some cyber-security experts had voiced regard that countries like Russia and North Korea competence try to aim a event.
But a Russian Foreign Ministry has denied rumours that Russian hackers were involved.
“We know that Western media are formulation pseudo-investigations on a thesis of ‘Russian fingerprints’ in hacking attacks on information resources associated to a hosting of a Winter Olympic Games in a Republic of Korea,” a unfamiliar method said.
“Of course, no justification will be presented to a world.”
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There have been concerns for months that a Games and spectators could be targeted by cyber-attacks.
Earlier this month, a US Department of Homeland Security published a warning to travellers.
“At high-profile events, cyber-activists might take advantage of a vast assembly to widespread their message,” it said.
“There is also a probability that mobile or other communications will be monitored.”
The Pyeongchang Games are positively not a initial to be targeted by hackers.
In January, Konstantinos Karagiannis, BT’s arch record officer for confidence consulting, tweeted that during a 2012 London Olympics he and his team, “fought behind utterly a cyber-onslaught”.