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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

COVID tracing apps subject to cyberattacks during Olympics

Experts warn that 'state-sponsored' hackers hunt athletes, officials and fans

Every Olympics since 2012 has suffered some form of cyberattack and this year's games appear to be no different. (Source photos by Reuters and Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- A yearlong postponement may have bought Tokyo more time to prepare for the first pandemic-marred Olympics, but it also gave cybercriminals a bigger window to target the event.

The Japanese Olympic Committee's revelation last week that its computers and servers were attacked in April was not an isolated incident, with U.K. and U.S. officials announcing as early as October that Russian military intelligence had launched attacks on the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee.

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