PyeongChang organisers cyber-attacked during opening ceremony

PyeongChang organisers cyber-attacked during opening ceremony

PyeongChang organisers cyber-attacked during opening ceremony

She's not what we expected: not stiff, but smiling.

Rival UK tabloid The Sun isn't sure either, but that didn't stop it shouting, "Cyber crooks HACKED the Winter Olympics opening ceremony", before wondering, "B$3 ut who is responsible?"

Kim, who is believed to be 30, was a natural choice for the trip to South Korea.

"I think Kim Jong Un is really a bad person and a villain", said Park Keon-ho, 24, a computer science student at Korea University of Technology and Education.

Olympic officials have confirmed that a cyber attack took place during the event's opening ceremonies in Pyeongchang, according to Reuters.

But they drew a sharp line between the athletes and citizens of North Korea, on one hand, and the dignitaries sitting in the stands representing Kim Jong Un's regime on the other. But rather than presenting herself as a stiff party operative, she has looked engaged and interested during multiple outings in Seoul, Pyeongchang and Gangneung.

But the overture by the North also risked driving a wedge between South Korea and the United States, its main military ally, which has been campaigning for "maximum sanctions and pressure" against North Korea. Before now, she had been seen mainly in photos, but often in the background, as her brother took center stage.

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The moment reportedly occurred moments after North and South Korea marched into the stadium under one flag.

Earlier Friday, Pence met with defectors from the North and invited them to tell their stories of repression under Pyongyang.

The visit included an invitation for South Korean President Moon Jae-in to travel to Pyongyang for talks.

It was attention that evidently saw them get the boot from the festivities.

The virus had broken out in the leadup to the opening ceremony in PyeongChang last Friday and led to some 1,200 security staff being quarantined.

Relations between the two Koreas have improved in recent weeks, with Pyongyang agreeing to send its highest ranking delegation ever to attend the Winter Olympic Games, being held in the South Korean resort of Pyeongchang.

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