Visitors to the official website of the Winter Olympics were left high and dry over the weekend after a cyber-attack made it unavailable for around 12 hours.

Posted on InfoSecurity | By Phil Muncaster

The incident happened shortly before the opening ceremony on Friday, with the issue only resolved by 8am the next day local time.

Reports suggest Wi-Fi connectivity and televisions in the media center also went down ahead of the ceremony.

Pyeongchang 2018 spokesperson Sung Baik-you confirmed the incident was a cyber-attack and that the cause was known.

McAfee researchers have confirmed discovery of a new variant of malware being targeted at individuals within key organizations as part of Operation GoldDragon.

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