Athens Olympics braced for wave of cyberattacks

Friday, 21 May 2004, 4:11 PM EST

The International Olympics Committee (IOC) outsourced its IT to Atos Origin for the four winter and summer games that began with the Salt Lake City winter games in 2002 and will end with Beijing in 2008.

Atos Origin said the Olympics IT network was subject to "hundreds" of external probes and attacks in Salt Lake City and it is expecting similar levels of attention from hackers this summer in Athens.

Yan Noblot, information security manager at Atos Origin, told silicon.com: "We caught a lot of internet activity such as people scanning the firewall."

By Andy McCue at CNET.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Internet Explorer vulnerabilities increase 100%

Posted on 23 July 2014.  |  Bromium Labs research determined that Internet Explorer vulnerabilities have increased more than 100 percent since 2013, surpassing Java and Flash vulnerabilities.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Wed, Jul 23rd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //