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Eurovision 2022: Italian police prevented a pro-Russian hack during the contest

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As eyes were on the Eurovision singing competition, Italian police claimed to have intercepted several attempted Russian cyberattacks. Several sites of Italian institutions were particularly concerned.

And one more. Since the start of the war in Ukraine, the risks of Russian computer attacks have been increasingly high in Europe. The latest: this Saturday, May 14. During Eurovision in Turin, Italian police foiled several cyberattacks claimed by the Russian hacker group “Killnet” and its ally “Legion”, as reported by Reuters.

Among the victims of this cyberattack are several sites of Italian institutions such as the Senate, the Chamber of Parliament or the National Institute of Health.

France is not spared

If the risks of Russian computer attacks are considered to have increased since the start of the invasion, France also remains under vigilance. On February 26, the government called for caution. According to our information, the Secretary General of the Ministry of the Interior had drawn the attention of the French prefects in order to prepare for a possible cyberattack.

In particular, he was asked not to open emails from unknown addresses, not to open suspicious attachments, to favor sharing tools rather than transmission by attachments, or to report to his RSSI (responsible for the security of information systems) any abnormal operation of equipment or any suspicious message.

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