Cyber attack blocks Helen Mirren’s Israel concertmain
Yesterday’s online Israel Philharmonic concert, hosted by Helen Mirren, was disrupted by cyberattackers.
Viewers trying to log in to the Medici.tv platform had their access blocked. After 20 minutes of logjam and disruption, Catherine Lou, chief financial officer for American Friends of the IPO, notified 13,000 pre-registered concertgoers that the concert had been ‘cyber attacked by someone trying to sabotage the event.’
Both IPO and Medici sites crashed. Both have now been restored. You can watch the full concert below.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Helen Mirren, in her closing remarks, said: ‘Stay safe and know that this will pass. But music will be with us forever. Thank God for music.’