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Winter Olympics was hit by cyber-attack, officials confirm

Winter Olympics was hit by cyber-attack, officials confirm

There are growing concerns the cyber-attack was Russian in origin, and was a response to the fact the Russian Olympic committee was banned from the games in December - along with almost 200 Russian athletes - because of state-sponsored doping at the games in Sochi in 2014.

But it was Kim Yo Jong who is the object of most South Korean fascination.

Saturday's primetime coverage from Pyeongchang, South Korea airing on NBC and the NBC Sport Network cabler brought in a 15.2 household rating/27 share in Nielsen's 56 overnight metered markets, which cover about 70% of U.S. Tv households.

The PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Games (POCOG) said it experienced a cyber-attack which caused a malfunction of the Internet protocol televisions (IPTVs) at the Main Press Centre, reports Yonhap news agency.

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South Korea has been using the Pyeongchang Games to break the ice with the reclusive North, which has been trading nuclear threats with the United States recently.

Kim Yo Jong is the first member of her family to set foot in this country since the north and south were divided and her grandfather, Kim Il Sung, founded North Korea. Wearing a black coat and with her hair pulled back, she presents a marked contrast to the ceremonial head of North Korea's government - the often expressionless Kim Yong Nam, 90.

On Friday, Moon pointed to the joint Korean women's hockey team - an Olympic first - as a starting point. They also made plans to attend a concert together on Sunday, to see a North Korean orchestra perform in Seoul.

And while the unified Korean Olympic team received a standing ovation as they marched into the stadium Friday night, Pence remained seated, which critics said was disrespectful of the athletes and his host, Moon. It added that of the 177 cases, 68 had recovered and had been released from quarantine and returned to work at the Games. Organisers had to call in military personnel to replace them. It's anyone's guess as to when we might learn what's behind the facade.


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