Russian spies reportedly tried to make it look like North Korea hacked the Olympics

Russian spies reportedly tried to make it look like North Korea hacked the Olympics

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Hackers weren’t just out to cause mischief at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Officials in the U.S. now believe Russian spies to be the source of a Feb. 9 hack that occurred during the event’s opening ceremony. More troublingly, the perpetrators of the hack apparently tried to make it look as though it was all the work of North Korean agents.

A Saturday report from the Washington Post notes that analysts believe the hack was a retaliatory action against the International Olympic Committee. 

In Dec. 2017, the IOC formally suspended the Russian Olympic Committee from participating in the following year’s Winter Olympics events. Russian athletes with no previous drug violations and a history of submitting to testing were allowed to compete under the “Olympic Athletes of Russia” (OAR) banner, but their home country’s flag and national anthem were banned. Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Russian spies reportedly tried to make it look like North Korea hacked the Olympics

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