17th of May is a milestone for the Eurovision community since it was the second time unknown hackers targeted popular Eurovision websites and the first they succeeded in causing permanent damage.
Most of you are already know that esctoday.com was the victim of a hackers attack which caused a great loss of material accumulated during the 12 years of the site’s existence. Many of the articles, scripts and rest of files were deleted from the server due to a security hole on our website (and not a DDoS attack as reported). Unfortunately the attack was not a simple deface but a mean action against a team’s hard work.
Despite all that though the website is back. A brand new esctoday.com that will offer our readers a whole new range of services.
And now what?
Due to the fact that we had already been working on a new format we had backups from last summer as well as few new more which will be recovered throughout the next weeks.
After the attack we had to decide whether to try to recover the old website or stay offline for a few days and return with the new format. We went for the latter.
Unfortunately we didn’t have the amount of time we needed to prepare the website with all the sections we were planning but our main priority will be to constantly update and upgrade it.
Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to the new esctoday.com!
One week before the Eurovision final in Baku, it would be a blasphemy for esctoday.com to be absent. We are back and we are stronger and we moving on with a huge smile and a THANK YOU for your support and the lovely messages we received from you.
Come on in and enjoy the new esctoday.com!
Feel free to look around and make your suggestions using the comments form below to improve your favourite Eurovision website.
Old members can use their email and password combination they used in the old website. You can also recover your forgotten passwords.