Every four years, the world watches and celebrates the achievements of athletes from around the globe. The Olympics are a time for the world to come together and share in peaceful competition.
This year, the 2018 Winter Olympic Games are taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Tensions in the area have been heightened due to the recent threats made by North Korea.
Now, in a breaking new report, officials are revealing that an attack has occurred during the Winter Games. It happened as the world watched during the opening ceremonies on Friday in the form of a major cyber attack.
"We are not going to comment on the issue. It is one we are dealing with. We are making sure our systems are secure and they are secure," International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams said, according to Reuters.
“Maintaining secure operations is our purpose," he said. Adams said he did not know who perpetrated the attack, adding "best international practice says that you don’t talk about an attack,” Reuters reported.
Many have speculated as to who, or what country, could have been behind the event. Some have cast eyes towards Russian involvement due to their alleged cyber participation in the 2016 Presidential election in the U.S. and their ousting from the 2018 Olympics. Russia has denied any involvement.
"We know that Western media are planning pseudo-investigations on the theme of 'Russian fingerprints' in hacking attacks on information resources related to the hosting of the Winter Olympic Games in the Republic of Korea," the foreign ministry said. "Of course, no evidence will be presented to the world."
What do you think about this? Have you been watching the Olympics? Please join us in praying for all those in attendance. May the Lord's peace grace the games. Also, make sure to read our other breaking news article about the famous singer who just died.