The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics did not take place this summer. But Russia had planned to confuse them with a cyberattack, the UK and the US now accuse.
No significant impact
It is the National Cyber Security Center that today reveals this information, tells us The Guardian. Event organizers, logistics services and sponsors were targeted. Many attacks had already started against state institutions critical of Moscow or agencies investigating doping of Russian athletes. However, the Organizing Committee for the Olympics says this has not had a significant impact. He intends to make the Games, postponed to next summer 2021, an exemplary edition in terms of computer security.
The United Kingdom is the first government to confirm these facts which were already known. In October 2019, Microsoft had spotted the actions of the famous group APT28 as the event approaches. The Olympic and Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, were also reportedly parasitized by cyber attacks in winter 2018 carried out by the Main Directorate of Russian Intelligence (GRU).
Source: The Guardian