In the last week, the websites of the Romanian authorities and of some publications from Mioritic lands fell victim to the Russian hackers from the Killnet group. Almost predictably, at least one Romanian extended a helping hand.
A Romanian citizen was identified and located in the UK as a collaborator of the Killnet hacker network. According to the first information obtained by the Romanian authorities, he collaborated with the Russians and played a fundamental role in planning and executing the attacks of the last week on several important sites in Romania.
The Romanian who helped the Russian hackers
“A person was identified, a Romanian citizen, resident in Great Britain, who supported the activity of the criminal group by offering support for the translation from Russian into Romanian of the materials promoted by the criminal group and by identifying sites that could have be attacked in the same way, “said Interior Minister Lucian Bode on Tuesday morning.
The announcement comes after Monday, as part of an international co-operation effort, the UK authorities conducted a home search of a Romanian who appears to have been involved in the recent cyber attacks in our country.
“Romanian police officers – the fight against cybercrime – went to London to provide support in the investigation carried out by the British authorities. The Romanian citizen is now in the custody of the British authorities “, added the Minister of Interior.
If the subject is foreign to you, it is worth noting that more and more attacks by Russian hackers have been confirmed in recent days both by popular publications in Romania and by state institutions. For example, at the end of last week, the website of the Government and the MAPN were deactivated by a series of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. Apparently, the motivation behind the attacks is related to the fact that Romania offers support to Ukraine in the context of the Russian invasion.