Olympic Destroyer Attack Looks to Games Data

Posted by Kyle 8:15 AM (CST)

Tuesday February 13, 2018

Someone is out to cause issues for the Winter Olympic games. This malware, dubbed Olympic Destroyer by Talos Intelligence, has been deleting shadow copies of network mapped data and was looking to knock the Olympic website offline. It is still unknown how the attack was distributed. While no one is saying it, it looks to be somewhat of an "inside job," as the author of the attack knew user names, domain names, server names, as well as passwords.

During destructive attacks like this there often has to be a thought given to the nature of the attack. Disruption is the clear objective in this type of attack and it leaves us confident in thinking that the actors behind this were after embarrassment of the Olympic committee during the opening ceremony.