The list of IP addresses used for cyber-attacks amid the ongoing war in Ukraine grew exponentially over the weekend, along with actions against sites belonging to public bodies and private entities in Romania, the National Cyber-Security Directorate (DNSC) reported on Monday.
“The list of IP addresses used for cyber-attacks amid the Russia-Ukraine war grew exponentially this weekend, along with actions against sites belonging to public bodies and private entities in Romania, claimed by a pro-Russia cyber-crime group.”
On Friday morning, access to the sites gov.ro, mapn.ro, politiadefrontiera.ro, cfrcalatori.ro and the website of a financial institution was affected by a series of DDoS (distributed denial of service) cyber-attacks. DNSC reported that the cyber-attacks were claimed by the Killnet group, being justified by them by the fact that Romania supports Ukraine in the military conflict with Russia.
The series of DDoS attacks on websites belonging to public bodies, political parties and private entities in Romania continued on Saturday and included the www.dnsc.ro, with an incident having been reported at 02:30hrs (…) At 08:30hrs, the website was already up and running without difficulty. The directorate recommends a swift and accurate implementation of appropriate measures to protect websites and cyber infrastructures. A cyber-security guide is available on: https://dnsc.ro/vezi/document/ghid-securitate-cibernetica-2021,” the Directorate specified, according to Agerpres.
DNSC specialists work with authorities to investigate and counter these cyber-attacks. The attacks are claimed by the pro-Russia group Killnet and they are targeted at the gov.ro – mapn.ro – politiadefrontiera.ro – cfrcalatori.ro – otpbank.ro – psd.ro – dnsc.ro websites with the aim of making unreachable the targeted Romanian websites by overloading them with massive internet traffic from multiple sources.
The directorate published on Friday on www.dnsc.ro a list of 266 IP addresses involved in the DDoS attacks claimed by Killnet, and started the necessary procedures to contain the attacks.