Reports in January from cybersecurity company McAfee said that organizations associated with the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics were targeted by a hacking "campaign." Perhaps unsurprisingly, that wasn't the last cyberattack aimed at the Winter Olympics.Officials confirmed Sunday that the Winter Games were hit by a cyberattack during Friday's opening ceremony, though they opted not to reveal the attackers."We know the cause of the problem but that kind of issue occurs frequently during the Games. We decided with the [International Olympics Committee] we are not going to reveal the source," Pyeongchang organizing committee spokesman Sung Baik-you told reporters, according to Reuters. "All issues were resolved and recovered [Saturday] morning." The attack crashed some of the Winter Games' internal servers as well as the public Wi-Fi, according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency, which led to some people being unable to print out their tickets for the show. The cyberattack was meant to … [Read more...] about Winter Olympics cyberattack designed to cause chaos
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This year, we lost many of our black firsts, black female firsts, survivors of tragedies, civil rights activists, world-changers, record-making athletes and globally renowned artists. From Aretha Franklin to Craig Mack to Ntozake Shange to Nancy Wilson to Winnie Mandela, our loss was great. As we enter another year, where the fight for equality, dignity and freedom is necessary to our survival, let’s remember those who made an impact—both good and bad—and fought for us to be where we are, paved paths for us to follow or simply tried to live in their truth in an ever-hostile world, where the issue of whether black lives do matter is still a topic of debate. Denise LaSalle The R&B singer rose to fame in the late 1960s after moving to Chicago and singing with Chess Records. LaSalle is known for her hit songs “Trapped by a Thing Called Love” and “Now Run and Tell That,” among others. She died Jan. 8 at the age of 78 in Jackson, Tenn. Frankie … [Read more...] about In Memoriam: A Tribute to the Ones We Lost in 2018
If you fancy yourself well-informed, then Google’s got the game for you. In addition to its usual ‘Year in Search’ video, it’s also released a ‘Game of the Year’ quiz to test just how well you remember what did (or didn’t) trend in 2018. There are 20 questions total per game, as well as bonus rounds, a point system, and three lives before you lose. As of this writing, I have not made it all the way to the end, because many of the questions relate to things I completely forgot even happened this year. Like, apparently the term Laurel was searched more than Yanny, because that whole Laurel and Yanny thing happened this year. What. There are questions regarding the designers behind Meghan Markle’s wedding attire (there was more than one?) and to my surprise, macrame made a comeback in 2018 because we’re all hanging plants now? Some other choice trends and events Google highlighted in its 2018 quiz that I literally forgot happened this … [Read more...] about The 2018 Events I Completely Forgot About Until I Played Google’s ‘Game of the Year’
Year In Review The year. In review. Perhaps you need something to read on the plane home, or something to distract you while you avoid your in-laws. Here are the most compelling long features and essays we published this year so you can catch up before we do it all again in 2019. SafeSport, The USOC’s Attempt To Stop Child Abuse, Is Set Up To Fail—Just Like It Was Supposed To As he was questioned by lawyers in 2015 over and over again about what he did and did not know about sexual abuse suffered by Olympic athletes, then-U.S. Olympic Committee lawyer Gary Johansen made a choice. No matter the question, no matter which lawyer asked it, Johansen did not say “child abuse,” he did not say “sexual assault,” and he did not say “rape.” What he did say, over and over again in his deposition, was “SafeSport.” The USOC, he said each time, wasn’t responding to a crisis of rampant sex abuse. No, he said, these were … [Read more...] about Deadspin’s Best Long Stories Of 2018
The Olympic rings near the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The precursor to the Winter Olympic Games was held in 1901, just five years after the first Summer Olympic Games in 1896. Known then as the Nordic Games and held initially in Sweden, this cold weather competition became so popular that it began moving from country to country and grew into one of the most-watched events in the world. The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, drew hundreds of millions of viewers, including more than half of the entire population of the United States. Soon, however, the Winter Olympics may struggle to find a city cold enough to host the games. A team of researchers led by Daniel Scott, a geography professor at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, has amassed climate data from previous Winter Games and applied current climate change models to the historical information. By predicting … [Read more...] about How Is Global Warming Affecting the Winter Olympics?