Possible cyberattack at Winter Olympics as servers jam during opening ceremony

Despite loss in Olympic opener to Switzerland, Korean women's hockey team celebrates unity

Possible cyberattack at Winter Olympics as servers jam during opening ceremony

In an extraordinary moment that could hardly be fathomed one month ago, North and South Korea have entered the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium together.

The primetime opening ceremony hosted by Mike Tirico and Katie Couric brought in a 16.9 overnight rating, according to the network.

The Pyeongchang 2018 opening ceremony aired Friday night, giving fans a peak at the athletes who will be vying for the gold over the next few weeks. The US military has set up semi-permanent shop in the south, and with rising global tensions, specifically between the Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un and President Donald Trump, the nations are a hotbed of action these days.

Not everyone heard the plea for peace made by Lee, president of Pyeongchang's Olympic organizing committee.

Outside the stadium ahead of the unified Korea Ice Hockey team's first official match of the Olympics, young and old waved the flag as well.

Even though the human face appeared only briefly on TV screens, it triggered a rapid response on Twitter, with one tweet saying, "It may be considered an auspicious item in South Korea, but to be honest I was scared".

Possible cyberattack at Winter Olympics as servers jam during opening ceremony
Possible cyberattack at Winter Olympics as servers jam during opening ceremony

North and South Korea are still technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce.

Members of the North Korean cheerleader squad sing and wave flags prior to the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 9, 2018. "But today we thought it was important to make sure the truth is told", he said.

President Donald Trump, as well as several USA allies, have agreed to halt all military exercises until after the Olympics, Pence said.

At a Friday VIP reception for delegation leaders, Pence arrived late and stayed for just five minutes - and did not interact with the delegation from the North.

"President Moon and President Trump are completely aligned in their objective for a nuclear free Korean Peninsula", Pence said.

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