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Italy disrupts a computer attack by pro-Russian groups against the Eurovision Song Contest

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MADRID, May 15. (EUROPE PRESS) –

The Italian authorities have reported this Sunday of a failed computer attack attempt organized by groups of ‘hackers’ related to Russia during the final of the Eurovision contest.

“Technicians and police specialists from the National Center for Protection against Computer Crimes to Critical Infrastructures (CNAIPIC) of the Police allowed the neutralization of cyberattacks attacks by the Killnet collective and its Legion branch,” according to the statement collected by the ANSA agency.

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The agents acted based on the analysis of the information obtained from the Telegram channels of the pro-Russian group, as well as analysis of “data related to compromised IP addresses, thanks to which the attacks were ‘mitigated and repelled’, according to the note .

The Killnet group had already claimed responsibility for an attack carried out last Wednesday against the computer systems of the Italian Senate and the headquarters of the Ministry of Defense in Rome, where they tried to paralyze the servers with an avalanche of requests.

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