Two Israelis sentenced for cyber attack on the Romanian banking system

Israeli citizens Iahr Giora and Azour Oren Avraham were sentenced on Thursday by the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ – Supreme Court) to 9 years and 8 months and 9 year respectively in prison, in a file of attempted espionage and activities of cyber-attacks against the national banking system.

In the same file, George Tohăneanu, accomplice to the Israelis, was sentenced to nine months on probation, will perform 120 days of community service, Agerpres informs.

The two Israelis were indicted in July 2015 by the DIICOT prosecutors on charges of crimes of establishing an organized criminal group, illegal operations with devices or IT programmes, complicity to illegal access to an information system, complicity to attempted illegal interception of computer data transmissions, abetting unauthorized data transfer, complicity to attempted crime of money laundering and complicity to attempted espionage.

In Azour Oren Avraham’s case, prosecutors stated that he received and transmitted to Iahr Giora, during November 2014 – February 2015, at least three electronic devices that contained a ‘malware’-type application. In turn, Iahr Giora transmitted the three electronic devices to another person. The ‘malware’ app had capabilities of unauthorized access to any computer system, restricted or blocked, to collect the data and information needed to remotely take over full control of the attacked computer network.


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