The Italian police thwarted hacker assaults by pro-Russian teams in the course of the Might 10 semi-final and Saturday ultimate of the Eurovision Tune Contest in Turin, it stated on Sunday.
Throughout voting operations and contestants’ performances, police stated it had mitigated a number of cyber assaults on community infrastructure by the hacker group “Killnet” and its affiliate “Legion”.
On Might 11, “Killnet” claimed an assault to the web sites of a number of Italian establishments, together with the Senate, Italy’s higher home of parliament, and the Nationwide Well being Institute (ISS), ANSA information company reported.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, many Western governments have raised alert ranges in anticipation of potential cyber assaults on IT programs and infrastructure.
Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra received the Eurovision Tune Contest on Saturday with their entry “Stefania”, driving a wave of public assist to assert an emotional victory that was welcomed by the nation’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy.