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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Cyberattacks zero in on Tokyo Olympics as Games begin

'Wiper' malware and fake streaming sites flagged by security experts

The Olympic Stadium in Tokyo: The opening ceremony for the delayed Games will be held on July 23.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- With the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics approaching, malicious software and websites have targeted both event organizers and ordinary fans.

A fake PDF file masquerades as a Japanese-language report on Olympics-related cyberattacks, for example. Opening it activates malware that infects the user's computer and deletes files.

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