Russia’s Killnet hacker group has come up with a new set of threats against countries supporting Ukraine in the context of the invasion of the neighboring country. Inevitably, Romania’s name is also on the list.
Killnet hackers have released an updated list of imminent cyber attacks on several countries involved in protecting Ukraine in the fight against Vladimir Putin. Among the mentioned countries, besides Romania, we have the United States of America, Great Britain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and, inevitably, Ukraine.
Killnet’s recent attacks
On that occasion, Putin’s hacktivists drew attention to the fact that they had set on fire the infrastructure of the Italian state police, the division against cybercrime, after the latter sabotaged Killnet’s attempts to sabotage the Eurovision Song Contest, according to data obtained by Killnet. Express.co.uk.
In the same announcement, Killnet “declared war” on the ten countries mentioned above, including on the “deceptive police in Italy.” He also assumed the interruption of the functionality of the website of the cybercrime department within the peninsula police.
As a reference, at the end of last weekend, the Italian state police confirmed that they had managed to “neutralize and repel the cyber attacks” from Killnet. “Various DDoS attacks were directed at the electronic network infrastructure during the voting operations, and those against interpretation performance were mitigated in collaboration with ICT Rai and the Eurovision TV administration.”
The Eurovision Song Contest took place over the weekend in Italy, where the Kalush Orchestra of Ukraine won the annual competition. The local authorities insisted on that occasion that they had managed to stop the DDoS attacks during the final of the competition and during the voting process. Italian inspectors also said that they analyzed numerous Telegram groups to identify information that could lead to the prevention of other incidents and the identification of the location of the hackers.