The Winter Olympics' systems were hacked during Friday's opening ceremony

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"It's been exciting for us to partner with Intel on the Winter Olympics, as they continue to push the limits with their advanced drone light show technologies", said Sam Prosser, commercial director EMEA APAC Guinness World Records.

The delegation, the highest-ranking to visit the South, concludes its visit later on Sunday having charmed and intrigued the South Korean public, but still faces deep scepticism over the North's sincerity towards improving relations.

Organizers for the 2018 Winter Olympics say a cyberattack may have occurred during Friday's opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

For President Moon, the invitation is an affirmation of his desire to have North Korean participation at a "Peace Olympics", and marks another indication of détente after Mr. Kim, in a New Year's address, expressed a wish to "melt the frozen North-South relations".

Moon was all smiles as he greeted Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and Kim Yong Nam, the country's 90-year-old nominal head of state, for lunch at the presidential residence. "It's not unfamiliar", Kim said when asked by one of the South Koreans at the dinner how she feels on the other side of the border.

Moon's desire to engage North Korea was in contrast to his USA ally.

Past "charm offensives" have been interpreted as North Korea trying to recoup from crippling sanctions on its nuclear program, or trying to drive a wedge between Seoul and its US ally.


Moon and Kim Yong-nam planned to return to the Games venue to watch the joint Korean women's ice hockey team - the first ever combined team at the Olympics - take on Switzerland, the Blue House said. North Korean Jong Su Hyon had one of Korea's three shots in the first.

Cybersecurity experts had earlier warned of potential attacks on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, with both North Korea and Russian Federation touted as possible sources.

"As the last torchbearer I was able to participate in the ceremony and as an athlete myself it was great honour for me", she told a news conference on Saturday.

An official travelling with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Pyeongchang told reporters the Japanese government believed sanctions were "starting to bite", citing recent instances of ship-to-ship transfers at sea.

Moon is eager to use Kim Yo Jong's presence at the Games to restore regular communication with North Korea and eventually pull it into nuclear talks.

The attack on the servers of the organisers of the Games led to malfunctions that disrupted the Main Press Center, the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Games (POCOG). He refused to acknowledge Kim Yong-nam during a brief stop at a dinner Friday night and remained seated when athletes from North and South Korea marched in the opening ceremony. Cyber security researchers said in January they had found early indications that Russia-based hackers may be planning attacks against anti-doping and Olympic organisations in retaliation for Russia's exclusion from the Pyeongchang Games.

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