Following the news that the Winter Olympics opening ceremony was hacked, Ryan Sherstobitoff, Senior Analyst at McAfee commented below.
Ryan Sherstobitoff, Senior Analyst at McAfee:
“A new variant of the malicious documents targeting the Winter Games was discovered by McAfee Advanced Threat Research analysts just a few days prior to opening ceremonies. The new document contained the same metadata properties as those related to Operation GoldDragon and sought to gain persistence on systems owned by organizations involved with the Winter Games. It is clear attacks are ongoing and are likely to continue throughout the duration of the games, what is yet to be determined is if actors are working simply to gain disruption or if their motives are greater. McAfee analysts are continuing to monitor the situation.”