IE 11 Not Supported

For optimal browsing, we recommend Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics saw how many attempted cyber attacks?

Answer: 450 million.

Turns out, the athletes in Tokyo weren’t the only ones in a massive competition at the 2020 Olympic Games. The Games’ cybersecurity team took home the gold medal for successfully fending off about half a billion attempted cyber attacks during the course of the event.

The team of 200 cyber pros hailed from the NTT Corporation, which secured both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The company recently revealed that, in all, it saw 450 million attempted cyber attacks, 2.5 times more than the number of attacks made on the London Games in 2012.

The most popular attack methods were Emotet malware, email spoofing, phishing and fake websites. There were also many attacks on critical infrastructure, as well as ransomware and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The company also reported attacks on 5G, new to the Games this year, via unauthorized communications targeting vulnerabilities in terminals. The company credits four key factors for its success: threat intelligence and monitoring, total security solutions, quality employee training and awareness programs, and stakeholder management.