Winter Olympics website suffered 12-hour shutdown following major cyber-attack

In a development that wasn't entirely unexpected, the official Pyeongchang Winter Olympics' website went offline for around 12 hours after being targeted by a cyber-attack on Friday, minutes before the opening ceremony was to take place.

The cyber-attack was one of many such attempts aimed at organisations and individuals associated with the Winter Olympics since the turn of the year.

On Friday, 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.