Olympic Destroyer


Fascinating extract from Sandworm on Wired, covering the cyberattack on the 2018 Olympics Opening Ceremony in South Korea.

The attack highlights the incredible sophistication in place, and has ramifications for all major events, the upcoming US election of course being top of mind for many:

As the 2020 election approaches, Olympic Destroyer shows that Russia has only advanced its deception techniques—graduating from flimsy cover stories to the most sophisticated planted digital fingerprints ever seen. And if they can fool even a few researchers or reporters, they can sow even more of the public confusion that misled the American electorate in 2016.

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By Craig Bailey