Newly identified software called Olympic Destroyer is ravaging systems in Pyeongchang.
The news: Following a spate of hacks, Cisco security researchers have announced the discovery of malware at the Olympics that’s designed for destruction. It deletes backups and boot files, in order to brick computers and servers.
The damage so far: The Guardian reports that the malware has briefly taken down the Pyeongchang Olympics website, shut down wi-fi networks, and grounded drones. It could well strike again.
Who’s behind it: So far, that’s unclear. Researchers at Crowdstrike suggest Russia; those at Intexer say China. Whoever it is appears to have deemed the attacks worthy of the time required to build new tools.
How Rust went from a side project to the world’s most-loved programming language
For decades, coders wrote critical systems in C and C++. Now they turn to Rust.
Welcome to the oldest part of the metaverse
Ultima Online, which just turned 25, offers a lesson in the challenges of building virtual worlds.
These simple design rules could turn the chip industry on its head
An open standard called RISC-V is rewriting the economics of chip design and shaking up the tech sector’s power dynamics.
Three ways networking services simplify network management
The right networking services orchestrate note-perfect network performance.
Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review
Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.