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Organisers looking into 'possible attack' on internet, Wi-Fi

AP  |  Pyeongchang 

Pyeongchang Olympic organisers are investigating a possible attack on their and Wi- Fi systems that took place about 45 minutes before the opening ceremony.

Organising committee said the defence ministry and a cybersecurity team were investigating the outage that occurred last night.

"It didn't affect the opening ceremony," Park said. "It went as planned. We just had some issue with our internal systems, but we are working to normalise that."

She said the systems were almost back to normal about 15 hours after the problems were discovered.

South Korea's agency reported that servers were shut down to prevent damage to technical systems, causing problems with the Pyeongchang Olympic website.

Park declined to call it a cyberattack and said she didn't want to speak in detail since organisers were still trying to identify the cause.

"We don't want to speculate right now," she said. "It's not good to guess."

She said the outage affected only "non-core" systems and had no impact on "the actual events" during today's first full day of competition.

Organisers suggested technical problems might have been caused by the mountainous region in which are based.

Security experts have cautioned that large events like are targets for hacking, even in a country like South Korea, which produces some of the world's most sophisticated

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 13:10 IST