Suspected Russian hackers struck the last Olympics. Tokyo worries it could be next.
The fate of the Tokyo Olympics, scheduled to begin in late July, remains in question amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Olympic flame arrived from Greece on Friday. But for cybersecurity experts, the date of the next Olympiad is less important than whether they have learned the lessons from the last one.
The main takeaway: Suspected state-backed Russian hackers could be ready for another run at the Games.
No government has made public direct digital evidence pointing to Russia for the PyeongChang hacks. Russian officials have made no public comments on the allegations.
But analysts and others assert that the PyeongChang hacks fit a pattern of revenge for Russia’s ban from the Games, including the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, because of a state-sponsored doping scandal that has left Russia on the sidelines of international competitions …continued .