Ukraine Fans Allege Cyberattack by Russia Interrupted Euro 2024 Broadcast of Defeat Against Romania

Ukraine Fans Allege Cyberattack by Russia Interrupted Euro 2024 Broadcast of Defeat Against Romania

The broadcast of the defeat against Romania, this Monday at Euro 2024 (3-0), was interrupted in Ukraine shortly after the start of the second period. Local fans denounce a cyberattack by Russia.

Ukraine experienced a difficult time when entering Euro 2024. Sergei Rebrov’s players lost heavily to Romania, this Monday in Munich (3-0), for their first outing in Group E , which also includes Belgium and Slovakia. Despite possession clearly to their advantage (72%), Mykhaylo Mudryk’s teammates were punished by the realism of Nicolae Stanciu’s partners, elected man of the match.

A cruel scenario that supporters could not follow correctly in Ukraine. According to testimonies relayed in different regions of the country by EFE, the Spanish press agency (taken over by AS), the broadcast of the match was interrupted shortly after the start of the second half. Many fans denounce a cyberattack carried out by Russia to explain this cut.

“I know how you feel, brother.”

A hypothesis shared by the private electricity company DTEK, whose power plants have been the target of several Russian attacks. The Ukrainian company expressed solidarity on social media with Megogo, the paid digital TV service that broadcasts Euro 2024 matches locally. “I know how you feel brother,” wrote DTK’s X account , mentioning that of Megogo. Since the start of the Russian invasion in February 2022, Ukrainian digital services have suffered numerous attacks and disruptions.

“When the service was cut off, we were already down 3-0. The Russians would have attacked if we had won,” a Ukrainian supporter, interviewed by EFE, nevertheless nuanced. Another thinks more of a technical problem, linked to too large an audience: “This already happened with another server a few years ago during an international match due to the many connections… “

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2024-06-17 17:38:34
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