According to local sources, Romanian Ioan Feher translated materials advocated by the pro-Russian group from Russian into Romanian and suggested the Romanian sites that could have been targeted. The Romanian’s residence was searched, and UK authorities arrested him.
Ioan Feher, a Romanian resident in the United Kingdom, is suspected of working with the Russian Killnet hacking gang, which has carried out DDoS attacks on the Romanian government, the Ministry of National Defense, the Romanian Police, airports, and Digi24 television websites. The strikes by the Russian faction took place during the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
A large-scale cyberattack has been undertaken against Romanian government institutions since April 29. The Romanian government, Ministry of National Defense, Romanian Railways (CFR), and Romanian Border Police all had their websites hacked.
Killnet, a Russian cyber hacking group, claimed responsibility for the attack on the Romanian Institutes’ websites. Killnet has pledged to conduct cyber operations against countries and organisations that have helped Ukraine financially.
To protect public and national security, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Directorate General of Internal Protection, the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police, and other defence structures and institutions have formed a crisis cell made up of experts from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Directorate General of Internal Protection, the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police, and other defence structures and institutions.
Officials in Bucharest discovered a Romanian resident in the United Kingdom who allegedly helped with the Killnet gang following the investigations. According to a press statement from the Romanian Police, the Romanian supplied “help for the translation from Russian into Romanian of the criminal group’s documents and by indicating several Romanian websites that could have been attacked using the same style of operation.”
According to the authorities, the Romanian national is currently in the custody of British police.
Meanwhile, Killnet posted a message on Telegram claiming that Romanian Ioan Feher backed the cyber organisation. The hackers claim that if he is not released, the organisation will „destroy Romania, the United Kingdom, and Moldova.”
Leave him alone. If he supports Russia, it does not mean that he is a criminal. If it is not released within 48 hours, we will destroy Romania, Great Britain and Moldova. We will destroy the entire information structure and the Ministry of Health. You will realize that you made a mistake.Killnet communication on Telegram
According to Valahia News, SRI has proof of a more considerable number of Romanians working for the pro-Russian hacking group Killnet, according to Cyberint’s director, Anton Rog, who told a local TV station.
Next to this category are Romanians who designate targets and, if they don’t, make comments in favour of Russia, against Romania, against Europe, against NATO, against Ukraine, and against the Romanian government.Anton Rog, Cyberint CEO
Several cyber-attacks on Romanian institutions’ websites have happened in recent days. Officials in Romania claim that these attacks are motivated by Romania’s support for Ukraine during Russia’s invasion of the nation.