Eurovision 2022: Russian hackers are 'threatening to stop a Ukraine win'

Eurovision 2022: Russian hackers are 'threatening to stop a Ukraine win'

The Eurovision Song Contest, the music competition which always tries and fails to be non-political, could be disrupted by Russian hackers keen to stop bookies’ favourite Ukraine from winning. Forbesreports a pro-Putin group known as Killnet issued a threat in a Telegram message ahead of the contest in Italy on Saturday night, warning it could “send 10 billion requests” to the contest’s online voting system and “add votes to some other country”. Killnet has previously taken aim at the UK’s National Health Service, saying it would turn off ventilators in hospitals if one of their alleged members isn’t released. The hackers have also claimed to have attacked the system earlier this week during the live semi-finals, writing “you can’t vote online” and suggesting “perhaps our DDOS [Distributed Denial of Service] …
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