A Romanian from Great Britain, targeted by our recent Russian cyber attacks

The announcement was made by Interior Minister Lucian Bode

“The attacks were allegedly carried out by a group called ‘KillNet’, of Russian origin, and their activity was allegedly promoted through various communication channels, being motivated by the context of the Russia-Ukraine military conflict. Immediately after these attacks, specialists from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the General Directorate of Internal Protection, the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police, as well as from the other structures and institutions in the defense system, public order and national security, carried out specific activities. countering attacks, protecting targeted sites and identifying those responsible, in order to ensure the resilience of IT infrastructures “, said Bode.

According to the Minister of Interior, a suspect was identified as a Romanian citizen, resident in Great Britain, who allegedly 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 indicating some Romanian websites that could have been attacked by the same mode of operation.

“On May 2, 2022, following international police cooperation, law enforcement authorities in the United Kingdom, through the National Crime Agency, conducted a home search in the United Kingdom, at the residence of the Romanian citizen, suspected of having been involved in the development of cyber attacks, from the last days, on the IT infrastructure in Romania. Specialized officers from the IGPR – Organized Crime Directorate – Cybercrime Service have also traveled to the UK to support the National Crime Agency’s investigation, “Bode added.

According to him, the Romanian is in the custody of the British police and is being interrogated.

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