Russian hackers were behind cyber attack on Olympics’ website, say US officials

A cyber attack that forced the official Pyeongchang Winter Olympics' website to go offline on the eve of the opening ceremony was conducted by Russian hackers who disguised their operations to give an impression that the cyber attack was conducted by North Korean hackers.

According to US intelligence agencies, the cyber attack directed at the official Pyeongchang Winter Olympics' website was conducted by Russian hackers working at Russia's premier military intelligence agency.

On 9th February, the day when the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was slated to commence, the official website of the global event suffered a 12-hour shutdown thanks to what officials later admitted was a cyber attack. However, they weren't too inclined to disclose details of the cyber attack and who were behind it.