Esctoday targeted this time.....please visit them here
All of our support goes to them. We remind you that on 25th of April ESCKAZ was subject of DDoS attacks and you can read our article on that under the cut.
Looks like this group is promising some big "act" in 6 days on their blog - on the date of 1st semifinal?
We just repeat our message: None of the fan-sites have any affiliation with European Broadcasting Union or the Core Team for ESC 2012 nor have any involvement in the politics of Republic of Azerbaijan or LGBT movement. We sincerely hope for a safe and pleasant Eurovision in Baku, which we are visiting specifically with work, journalistic purposes.
Terrorist threats may remain on paper, but yesterday leading Eurovision Song Contest websites have become the point of the DDos attack by those opposing organization of Eurovision in Azerbaijan. Three resources: official website Eurovision.tv, leading independent website ESCKAZ.com and unofficial Azerbaijani website EurovisionAZ.com were forced to close down for a time from several hours to a day. As the attacks continue, interruptions in the work of popular resources are still possible.
Last night the group, calling themselves "The Devotees of Azerbaijan" has released statement, saying: "Ignoring its people’s honor and morals, Azerbaijan’s ruling regime is trying to spread ungodly (sinful) thoughts, and plans to arrange a parade of the homosexuals before the eurovision sound contest 2012. For that reason, “The Devotees of Azerbaijan” group wants to cyber-attack the websites supporting this unethical act".
The statement lists the three sites that "will formidably be DoS attacked Destributedly at 10 sharp in the morning Baku time" and ends with "Ilham Aliyev must know the consequences of opposing the values and ethics of the people of Azerbaijan will not be pleasant for him".
Later, the Azerbaijani media have reported that behind the attacks are members of so called "Azerbaijan Fedayeen Resistance Group" (AFMD), who are currently carrying out variety of actions accross the Republic to oppose conduction of the contest, and in particular, organization of gay pride, which according to group members is planned to take place during the event. Group runs a blog on a blogspot platform, while identity of it's leader is unknown.
ESCKAZ has to note that though being leading Eurovision website, it has no affiliation with European Broadcasting Union or the Core Team for ESC 2012 nor have any involvement in the politics of Republic of Azerbaijan or LGBT movement. We sincerely hope for a safe and pleasant Eurovision in Baku, which we will visit specifically with work, journalistic purposes.
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