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Winter Olympics was hit by cyber-attack, officials confirm

Winter Olympics was hit by cyber-attack, officials confirm”

"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 nation's foreign ministry warned.

The delegation, the highest-ranking to visit the South, concludes its visit later on Sunday having charmed and intrigued the South Korean public, but still faces deep scepticism over the North's sincerity towards improving relations.

"It's too early for me to tell what [North Korean leader Kim Jong-un] will do, because in the midst of all of this, he ran a military parade - that highlighted his ballistic missiles", Secretary of Defence James Mattis said after being asked about dialogue between North Korean officials and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Pyeongchang event.

"We hope to see you in Pyongyang at an early date", Kim Yo Jong told Moon after delivering a personal letter from her brother, according to officials.

South Korea's Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon also received the North Koreans for lunch Sunday, before Moon's chief of staff, Im Jong-seok, hosted them for dinner ahead of the concert.

The recent detente, anchored by South Korea's hosting of the Winter Olympic Games that began on Friday, came despite an acceleration in the North's weapons programs past year and pressure from Seoul's allies in Washington.

The North's delegation to the Games also includes the country's ceremonial head of state as well as hundreds of female cheerleaders.

The offer could put Moon in a delicate diplomatic quandary, but he avoided a direct response, said his spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom, and called instead for efforts to "create the right conditions" for a visit. Global alarm at the rapid advance of nuclear-armed North Korea's weapons technology rose further a year ago when the regime tested its Hwasong-15 ballistic missile theoretically capable of hitting the mainland U.S., in a challenge to Washington that has threatened to "utterly destroy" the regime in the event of an attack.

The prospect of two-way talks between the Koreas, however, may not be welcomed by the United States.

Yonhap, South Korea's news agency, previously reported servers were shuttered to prevent damage.

The North Koreans and Moon were watching the Koreas' unified women's ice hockey team's first match against Switzerland as it began late Saturday.



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