Romania’s National Cybersecurity Agency said in a statement that a series of attacks hit “public institutions and private entities”. The agency claimed that the official websites of the Border Patrol, Ministry of Defense and Railways were affected by the DDoS attack.
According to the Romanian cybersecurity agency, several requests have been sent to websites to overload their servers. A government press release said: “This morning, by accessing the gov.ro, mapn.ro and politiadefrontiera.ro [Border Police]cfrcalatori.ro [National RailRoads] and the financial institution’s websites have been hit by a series of DDOS cyberattacks.”
According to a news agency report AFPthe country’s cybersecurity agency said a group called “
After receiving the information about the cyberattack, the authorities took action. Romanian government IT specialists are working to restore the affected websites. the
Romania’s Intelligence Service (SRI) said the cybercriminals carried out the attack by taking control of equipment operating outside the country. The SRI also claimed that recently the Russian cybergang had also targeted official websites of various countries, including the United States, the Czech Republic, Poland and Estonia. Last week, the United States warned of massive Russian cyberattacks against Ukrainian allies.