Possible cyberattack at Winter Olympics as servers jam during opening ceremony

Possible cyberattack at Winter Olympics as servers jam during opening ceremony

Possible cyberattack at Winter Olympics as servers jam during opening ceremony

Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, attends the women's ice hockey preliminary round group B game between Switzerland and Korea on day one of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Russian Federation has also denied launching any hacking attacks on the Pyeongchang Olympics, where its team is formally banned following the revelation of systemic doping.

It capped a whirlwind 24 hours that began with the opening ceremony and included a lunch at the presidential mansion between Moon and Kim Yo Jong, the powerful Kim sister who came bearing the blue folder.

"Kim Jong Un is clearly serious about reviving talks with the South to improve relations". Analysts say that the missiles, which were successfully flight tested three times a year ago, could potentially reach deep into the US mainland when perfected.

"Make no mistake about it, the United States of America has viable military options to deal with a nuclear threat from North Korea but, that being said, we hope for a better path", he said.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence left South Korea Saturday saying the U.S. and its allies are more committed than ever to dismantle North Korea's nuclear and missile development programs.

During the meeting, Kim Yo Jong sought to encourage Moon to visit Pyongyang.

The political intruded on the Games at several turns as South Korea put on a show for the world that's meant to display a new found desire to cooperate with rival North Korea along with Seoul's stunning rise from poverty and war to Asian powerhouse.

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The North has sent almost 500 people to the Pyeongchang Games, including officials, athletes, artists and also a 230-member state-trained cheering group after the Koreas agreed to a series of conciliatory gestures for the games.

The Hong Kong-born entertainer - impersonating the North Korean president and identifying himself only as Howard - joined Dennis Alan, who dressed as the U.S. president, in trying to steal the spotlight at the athletic extravaganza.

Since diplomatic efforts are "almost zero", sources said this may signal a "calm before the storm", with North Korea quietly preparing its next moves for after the Olympics.

There is a palpable excitement in this isolated, rugged mountain town, as one of the poorest, coldest and most disgruntled parts of an otherwise prosperous South Korea kicks off two weeks of winter sports, spectacle and, from the looks of things, some inter-Korean reconciliation.

But Moon, a liberal who has always wanted to engage the North, will also have to convince a good portion of his own people who are deeply wary about North Korean intentions.

Kim Yo Jong is a key advisor to her brother.

Korean players (in white) scramble to stop Alina Muller of Switzerland from scoring during their Group B contest, in the women's hockey tournament at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, at Kwandong Hockey Centre in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, on February 10, 2018. "At this time we can not confirm (a cyberattack)", he said. He wants them all to win medals.

Pence said Moon updated him about the meeting he had with North Korean officials and "both of us reiterated to each other tonight that we will continue to stand strong and work in a coordinated way to bring maximum economic and diplomatic pressure to bear on North Korea". The two Koreas held their first formal talks in over two years last month over its participation. But he and his wife did greet everyone at the top table - all except Kim Yong Nam, North Korea's nominal head of state.

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