Atos, IT provider for Winter Olympics, hacked months before Opening Ceremony cyberattack

Chris Bing reports:

Hackers armed with destructive malware appear to have compromised the main IT service provider for the Winter Olympic Games months before last week’s highly publicized cyberattack.

Publicly available evidence analyzed by experts and reviewed by CyberScoop suggests that whoever deployed the Olympic Destroyer malware on Feb. 9 likely previously penetrated a series of computer systems around December belonging to Atos, a multinational information technology service provider that is hosting the cloud infrastructure for the Pyeongchang games.

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