In a very disturbing development, the largest Eurovision fan oriented website, ESCtoday, was this morning hacked and devastated in a Denial Of Service attack by what is claimed to be an anti-gay group in Azerbaijan. There is so far no confirmation as to the true identity of the hackers, but they claim to have hacked in and destroyed the entire archives of ESCtoday to protest Eurovision being a “Gay pride” event.
Besides Eurovision.tv, the official contest website, ESCtoday is the largest and most popular Eurovision-oriented site. It has been online for ten years, and its owners, who now redirect all web traffic to the ESCtoday Facebook page, insist that this attack will not keep them offline. We wish all luck and support to ESCtoday, and decry the situation when an event of international and social inclusion and togetherness becomes a target of forces of hate and division.