The websites of CN Aeroporturi București/Bucharest Airports National Company have been cyber-attacked repeatedly in recent days, the most recent attack taking place in the early hours of Monday, without affecting the e-mail server or losing information, the company said. At the time of transmitting this news, the bucharestairports.ro website is functional.
In recent days, the servers that manage the websites of CN Aeroporturi București have been subjected to repeated cyber attacks, the company announced in a statement. The attacks were of the DDoS (distributed denial of service) type, the last of them affecting, in the first hours of May 2, 2022, the functioning of the bucharestairports.ro website.
For several hours, this site was inaccessible to the public, but, starting with the morning of the same day, the normal operation was restored through the collaboration between CNAB specialists and those of the company that ensures its hosting and maintenance. No information was lost and the email server was not affected.
“Romania, what happened to your airports? Why don’t 13 airports work? Your authorities say “it’s not scary” =) No, it’s scary! Your country is incapable of fighting us. Understand this, we draw your attention to the situation! Stop the weapons going to Ukraine and we will support you in front of NATO! ”, the Killnet hackers post reads.
Several government sites, including the government and the military, were cyber-attacked on Friday morning.
Thousands of IP addresses from around the world, including from Romania, were used in Russian attacks by Killnet hackers against websites in the country.
The number of IP addresses used for cyber attacks, including Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), against public and private institutions in Romania, has increased more than 5 times this weekend, according to data published on Monday by the National Directorate of Cyber Security (DNSC ). The attacks come from IP addresses around the world, including Romania.
The data published on Monday, May 2, by DNSC show an increase of more than 5 times the number of these IP addresses from which cyber attacks and malware are propagated that can affect Romania, from 654 IP addresses on April 29 to over 3520 malicious IP addresses as of May 2, 2022.
Most are attributed to DDOS attacks claimed by Russian hackers at Killnet, and some IP addresses are from Romania and are still active.
The pro-Russian hacker group Killnet on Monday claimed a new attack on the Rompetrol site, which cannot be accessed at this time.