Olympic Destroyer

  • First known sample

    2017
  • Discovery

    2018
  • Number of targets

    Unknown
  • Current status

    Active
  • Type

    Cyber-espionage malware
  • TOP targeted countries

    France , Germany , Netherlands , Russia , Switzerland , Ukraine
  • The way of propagation

    Unknown
  • Targets

    Organizations related to Winter Olympic Games 2018 , biological and chemical threat prevention organizations in EU , financial institutions in Russia
  • Description

    A destructive malware attack on the Olympic infrastructure a few days after the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang, South Korea. The attack temporarily paralyzed IT systems, shutting down display monitors, killing Wi-Fi, and taking down the Olympics website so that visitors were unable to print tickets. The attack was attributed to Hades.

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