How secure is the Winter Olympics, really?
Hackers have already struck during the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang. Ticketing systems and the official web pages were subjected to cyberattacks during the opening ceremony. Terrorists no longer need to be physically present because they can use computers or drones as their means for attack.
Each year the need for better security grows, and this is evident in the 23rd Olympic Games. According to ABC News, the host country security staff is no less than 60,000 people, including 50,000 soldiers. This doubles the Olympic Summer Games security staff in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
Eight hundred surveillance cameras are in use during the games, underlining the fact that information technology is central as a countermeasure as well as a threat. The opening ceremony was not only the official kick-off for the games, but also for hackers to start their probes, according to The Guardian.