Pyeongchang officials admitted that at the opening ceremony on February 9, the Olympic Games had been attacked by cyber attacks but refused to confirm whether Russia was responsible or not. That night, the Internet, broadcasting systems, and Olympic sites were disrupted. Many paid viewers cannot print their tickets, resulting in empty seats.
Analysts speculate that the chaos is a retaliation for the International Olympic Committee, because the banned drugs IOC ban Russia’s participation in the Winter Olympic Games, although some athletes are allowed to participate in the name of “Olympic athletes from Russia,” but they can not be in them Uniforms show the Russian flag, if they won the medal, the scene will not play Russian national anthem.
Western intelligence agencies said that in addition to attacking the Winter Olympics computer, Russian hackers attacked the router in South Korea last month and deployed new malware on the day the Olympics began. Officials say such visits could lead to intelligence gathering or cyber-attacks Experts say router malware is costly to develop and that Russia may only use it in areas that help it reach high-value targets.