While many in the press touted a conspiracy theory involving Russian hackers taking revenge on the Olympic Committee for a December 2017 ban on the Russia due to accusations of doping at the 2014 Sochi games, Seoul was quick to shut down the false allegations.
Pence's comments suggested that the administration of President Donald Trump, which has mostly taken a hard line over any potential engagement with North Korea, might be looking more favorably at diplomatic options. "But best global practice says that you don't talk about an attack".
Pence told reporters that the two leaders "spoke as friends" during his visit to South Korea, and their discussions including the meeting between Moon and the North Korean delegation, led by Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong.
Moon gave qualified consent to holding a future summit with Kim, the first between the two Koreas since 2007.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, shook hands Saturday with Kim.
So those guys are clearly not Kim Jong Un and Trump.
But the overture by the North also risked driving a wedge between South Korea and the United States, its main military ally, which has been campaigning for "maximum sanctions and pressure" against North Korea.
Pence, who was in South Korea for the Olympics, has said the United States and South Korea were closely aligned in their approach to dealing with North Korea.
Clad in coordinated outfits of red with white and blue accents, North Korea's throng of more than 200 cheerleaders are stealing the spotlight at the 23rd Winter Olympic Games in South Korea as they chant, sway and dance in unison. "So we had our own", Aussie aerial skier and two-time Olympian David Morris said in his video post to social media.