APT28 Attacks International Olympic Committee & published 2018 Winter Olympics emails
APT28 posted on Twitter on January 10, 2018, claiming to have received the emails of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
APT28, also known as Fancy Bear, Sofacy, Iron Twilight, Tsar Team, Pawn Storm, Strontium, Sednit.
— Fancy Bears' HT (@FancyBears) January 10, 2018
The incident occurred after Russia was completely banned. In recent years, Russia’s sports have been plagued by doping scandals. After receiving the report from doctor Grigory Rodchenkov, relevant agencies investigated this during the 2014 Summer Olympics. Russian officials repeatedly denied all allegations, but evidence and subsequent medical tests showed that more than 1,000 Russian athletes were suspected of being benefited from their state-sponsored doping program. APT28 claimed that Russia was suspended banned is obvious political behavior.
The International Olympic Committee declined to comment on a public e-mail, and the World Anti-Doping Agency has not yet responded to the issue.
Recently, Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games-related agencies have also been hacked. University of California, Berkeley, who is responsible for long-term network security Betsy ·Cooper recently told the US media, Olympic hacker event “frequent” There are a number of reasons, such as economic and political motives. The Cooper team released a comprehensive report in 2017 analyzing the cybersecurity threats facing the modern Olympics.
In addition to being a popular sporting event, the Olympic Games will also bring tremendous economic and political capital. Boycotts, banning and winning or losing show the geopolitical landscape in a strong and unpredictable way.