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Russia hacked Olympic computers and routers but tried to frame North Korea

February 26, 2018


Russian military hackers hacked hundreds of computers at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, but tried to make it look like the hacks were conducted by North Korea, according to a report by The Washington Post.

U.S. officials clinging to anonymity told The Post the “false-flag” operation conducted by the Russian military agency GRU included obtaining access to hundreds of Olympic-related computers as well as routers in South Korea. The hacks are believed to be retaliation against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for banning the Russian team from the Winter Games due to doping violations.

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