Hackers break into Azerbaijan Eurovision websites
A group of hackers calling themselves Cyberwarriors for Freedom attacked the official websites of the Eurovision song contest on Thursday, demanding that the host nation, Azerbaijan, cancel next week's competition.
Azerbaijan, a mainly Muslim ex-Soviet republic, won the right to host the contest by winning last year's event in Germany, and sees the competition as a chance to showcase the country. The grand final is scheduled for May 26.
But activist groups advocating a broad spectrum of issues - from human rights to religion - have also sought to seize the occasion to draw attention to their campaigns. In an Azeri-language message on the affected websites, the little-known hacker group demanded President Ilham Aliyev cancel the event altogether.
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