Today the music world looks to Turin. The grand finale of the 66th Eurovision Song Contest starts there at 9 p.m. (live on SRF 1). Marius Bear (28) from Appenzell will start for Switzerland with his ballad “Boys Do Cry”.
We’re not among the favorites this year. Quite the contrary to the Ukraine: In all betting shops they are traded as the number 1 title candidate. The song “Stefania” is supposed to lead the band Kalush Orchestra to victory.
The best posts: These are the favorites for winning the ESC(02:50)
One for whom a Ukraine victory would be a thorn in the side is Russian President Vladimir Putin (69). Russia was banned from the Eurovision Song Contest because of the war in Ukraine.
Hacker attack at the final?
Now they want to prevent a possible triumph in Ukraine at any price – and the Russians should use brazen means to do so. As “The Sun” reports, the hacker group Killnet announced on Telegram that it would paralyze the online voting servers.
“You can’t vote online. Maybe our DDOS attack is to blame for everything,” they write. The hackers are close to Vladimir Putin. Some media even write that the Russian President is pulling the strings of this action.
Rüdiger Trost (41), head of the Internet security department at Withsecure, explains to «Bild» how such an attack works. “In this type of attack, the hackers shower a server with requests. A purposeful overload. As a result, normal inquiries no longer get an answer.»
Ukraine does not want to be impressed by this. Kalush Orchestra singer Oleh Psiuk (27) says about “Bild”: “They are currently trying to destroy Ukrainian culture. We want to show that she is alive and win at the ESC.” (fmu)
Blick ESC expert before the final: “I’m afraid that it won’t go well in televoting”(01:53)