Netease Sports reported on October 20:
According to a report from the UK’s National Cyber Security Center, Russian hackers (supported by GRU, a military intelligence agency) planned to conduct a malicious cyber attack on the Tokyo Olympics. The purpose of the committee, logistics department and sponsors is to destroy the relevant computer system and prevent the preparation and smooth progress of the Tokyo Olympics.
In fact, this is not the first time that Russian hackers have tried to disrupt the Olympics. Two years ago, Russian hackers participated in cyber attacks against the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in South Korea. At that time, before the opening of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the Russian network department tried to pretend to be hackers from North Korea and China. The official website of the Olympic Games collapsed. The audience could not obtain tickets. The wireless network in the stadium was also destroyed. Other targets of attacks included broadcasters, Ski resorts, Olympic officials, service providers and Olympic sponsors.
On December 9th last year, the World Anti-Doping Agency imposed a ban on Russia on the grounds that Russia violated the international anti-doping regulations, and prohibited Russia from participating in, hosting or bidding for any major international sports events in the next four years, including the Tokyo Olympics and Beijing. For the Winter Olympics, etc., qualified Russian athletes can only participate in the neutral status, and cannot raise the Russian flag or play the Russian national anthem.
Regarding the actions of Russian hackers, the British Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated, “Russian hackers carried out cyber attacks against Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic officials and organizations this summer until the event was postponed. The targets of the attacks included organizers, logistics support agencies and sponsors. Attacks. The Tokyo Olympics is Russia’s malicious cyber activity against the Olympics and Paralympics.” Russian Foreign Minister Dominique Rab also said, “The actions against the Olympics and Paralympics are cynical and extremely reckless. We will take the strongest The language condemned them, and the UK will continue to cooperate with us as an ally to monitor and resist malicious cyber attacks that may occur in the future."
In addition to the allegations of attacks on the Olympics, the British government earlier accused Russia of trying to steal the new crown vaccine data. The British National Cyber Security Center stated that hackers related to Russia tried to steal the results of the new crown vaccine developed by the three countries, but at the time Russia did not accept the British cyber attack allegations, saying that these had nothing to do with Russia.
In fact, the military intelligence agency GRU was notorious for being behind the 2015 and 2016 Ukraine disconnection incidents and the 2017 attacks on Ukraine’s financial, energy, government departments and other European networks. At the same time, the US Department of Justice also filed charges against six Russian GRU officials, claiming that they were suspected of conducting cyber attacks to "serve Russia's strategic interests."