Romania Insider reports:
Hackers breached the database of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of the Parliament, after a recent cyber attack. They reportedly managed to obtain confidential information, such as the prime minister’s identity documents, medical analyses, and other personal data.
The attack was reported after Digi24 discovered that a group of hackers was boasting about it online. The hackers threatened to release the personal data of the deputies if they did not receive a ransom. They even published some of the information, including identity cards, specifically those of prime minister Marcel Ciolacu and UDMR leader Kelemen Hunor. The PM said on Wednesday, January 31, that he would change his ID card following this incident.
Medical records, contracts with banks, and data regarding personal vehicles could be among the stolen documents. The hackers reportedly demanded a ransom of 0.8 bitcoins, equivalent to EUR 30,000.
The Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism, or DIICOT, announced that a criminal case had been opened concerning the cyber attack. Representatives of the Chamber clarified that no ransom demand has been made.
Read more at Romania Insider. See also UPDATE – Security breach at the Chamber of Deputies, at this moment there is no request to redeem the data / A complaint is being drafted to DIICOT / Announcement of the National Cyber Security Directorate / DIICOT details )via Catalin Cimpanu).
The attack was claimed by the Knight group on their dark web leak site on January 29. The listing, which included some proof of claims as reported above, claimed that the threat actors had acquired 250,000 MB of files on January 26. They originally gave the government 38 hours to respond, but the listing was subsequently changed. As of yesterday, they gave the government more than 700 hours to respond. Clicking on the “Read More” link now leads to a message stating:
The general public is already aware of the attack, but no one is engaging in dialogue with us.
We have not received any questions at this time.
If silence continues, we will publish all the data we have.You’ll have a lot breaking news headlines.
All data for download.
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