Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog - Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

Posted on Thu, 2018-02-22 13:37 by Jason M. Sarfati in

As most international revelers enjoyed the opening ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, an event much more sinister and newsworthy was occurring under the radar.  Unbeknownst to most athletes proudly waving their nations’ flags, a Russian-based hacking group known as “Fancy Bear” had just initiated a widespread cyber-attack designed to disrupt the opening ceremony.[1]  The attack was incredibly effective, as hackers managed to knockout internet access and broadcasting systems, preventing many spec