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Italian police prevent Russian DDoS cyber attack at Eurovision

05/15/2022

The National Anti-Crime Information Technology Center for the Protection of Critical Infrastructure (CNAIPIC) of the Italian Police has managed to prevent several attempted cyber-attacks by the Legion branch of the Russian cyber-criminal group Killnet against the Eurovision music event.

Such attacks of DDoS nature have been directed against the network infrastructure supporting the voting system of the gala. CNAIPIC has conducted an analysis of the information taken through the Telegram channels used by the Killnet group, which has allowed it to infer important security information and share it with the Italian public television (RAI) to ensure the smooth running of the event.