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Pro-Russia Eurovision cyber attacks halted: police

STORY: During voting operations and contestants’ performances, police said it had mitigated several cyber attacks on network infrastructure by the hacker group “Killnet” and its affiliate “Legion”.On May 11, “Killnet” claimed responsibility for an attack on the websites of several Italian institutions, including the Senate, Italy’s upper house of parliament, and the National Health Institute, ANSA news agency reported.Since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, many Western governments have raised alert levels in anticipation of possible cyber attacks on IT systems and infrastructure.Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday (May 14) with their entry “Stefania”, riding a wave of public support to claim an emotional victory that was welcomed by the country’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy.