The collective of hacker russi Killnet is attacking several sites in Italyincluding those of Senate and Defense. The attack would not have compromised the infrastructure but the hackers claim the attack with the indication “Attack on Italy “. It seems that they also tried to enter the site of the singing event Eurovisionto block the voting system.
Russian hackers attack Italy, Senate and Defense (and Eurovision) hit
On Telegram the hackers allegedly claimed responsibility for a series of attacks on Italian sites, collected under the indication “Attacco all’Italia”. In the list there are also the institutional sites of Senate e Defence. But also High School of Lucca, Higher Institute of Health, Banca Compass, Infomedix and the ACI. According to initial investigations it would be an attack DDos (Denial of Service).
But the attack is not just about our country. Also there Spain would be under attack.
At the moment it is difficult to understand the extent of the damage, with the Police post which is still verifying. The experts of Cnaipicthe National Cybercrime Center for Critical Infrastructure Protection.
The Adnkronos reports the words of Pierguido Iezzi, CEO of Swascan (Tinexta Cyber) explaining how troubling this attack is. “This Russian hacker group is known for its militant and cyber terrorist attitude. During the Aprilfor example, he had threatened to turn off the fans of British hospitals in retaliation for the arrest of an alleged member ”.
On Facebook the senator of Italia Viva and a member of Copasir Ernesto Magorno explains that: “It is necessary to react immediately because, unfortunately, the trend of the war between Russia and Ukraine risks going on for a long time and a cyber attack should be recognized as an act of terrorism “.
But at the moment, evaluating the situation in its entirety is complicated. We will keep you posted.