Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Hit By Cyberattack During Opening Ceremony

12 February, 2018, 17:20 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • On the left Vincent Zhou 17 is this year's youngest US Olympian and Brian Gionta 39 is the oldest

"They know what happened and this is a usual thing during the Olympic Games".

Kim Yo Jong, 30, is an increasingly prominent figure in her brother's government and the first member of the North's ruling family to visit the South since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. Kim Yo Jong is 28 years old, according to the USA government.

She stood alongside the North Korean singers from the ensemble and performed "Our Wish" together, a song that yearns for the reunification of the two Koreas.

Moon and Pence spoke Saturday while taking in the speedskating competition, but aides did not immediately say whether the invitation came up during the discussion.

According to reports, internet access and Wi-Fi shut down on Friday during the game's opening ceremonies.

Moon replied: "Our meeting was precious".

But North Korea's bad record on human rights and the growing threat from its nuclear weapons program appeared out of mind.

Here's what Kim has done on her historic trip - and why many remain skeptical of the calculated propaganda of the smiling "princess". The two did not interact - although Pence, who arrived late, greeted the other dignitaries around him - prompting criticism of the American vice president.

"The Koreans will think it's a mood kill", said Frank Jannuzi, an expert on East Asia at the Mansfield Foundation in Washington.

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Moon has benefited from the rock star-like reception that Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, has received here.

"On a political level in Seoul, there is no wedge that can be driven between us by North Korea", Mattis said, echoing comments made by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

"The grievances that the world has about North Korea are very legitimate".

South Korea accepted North Korea's demand to transport more than 100 art troupe members by sea, using the Mangyongbong-92 ferryboat as an exception to the maritime sanctions it imposed on the North, which is a controversial move amid concerns that the North is trying to use the Olympics to squirm out of global sanctions. North Korea has jumped at the opportunity.

A Kyodo News Agency poll also found that 53 per cent of Japanese favoured ramping up pressure to make the North give up its nuclear and missile programmes. Some burnt North Korean flags and photos of Kim Jong Un at the rally.

Stakeholders of the Olympics have been wary of the threat from hacking and some sponsors have taken out insurance to protect themselves from a cyber-attack.

"It's not a complete disaster", said James Schoff, former senior Pentagon adviser for East Asia policy.

Pence and his wife attended the ceremony with the father of Otto Warmbier, an OH native who died after being held captive in North Korea.

Pennington and Associated Press writer Jon Lemire contributed from Washington.

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