Digi24 has obtained information about a cyber attack on the Chamber of Deputies, revealing that hackers extracted identity documents, medical records, and other personal data. A viewer in the IT field reported seeing an ad on a specialized website where hackers claimed to have breached the Chamber of Deputies’ database. The attackers threatened to expose personal data of deputies unless they received a ransom of 0.8 bitcoin (30,000 euros). The General Secretariat of the Chamber of Deputies is preparing a complaint to DIICOT, while the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism has initiated a criminal case for illegal access, data alteration, system disruption, and blackmail.
The cyber attack, confirmed by Romanian Minister of Research, Innovation, and Digitalization Bogdan Gruia-Ivan, targeted the Chamber of Deputies, extracting approximately 250 gigabytes of data. The compromised information includes personal documents and data related to lawmakers’ electronic devices. State institutions are actively investigating the incident, and a technical report is expected to guide actions against the perpetrators. Despite the hackers’ ransom demand, House representatives claim that no ransom was paid, and the situation is being treated as a criminal act.
The disclosure of sensitive information, including identity cards of prominent figures like Marcel Ciolacu and Kelemen Hunor, highlights the severity of the breach. The Chamber of Deputies is preparing to take legal action against the perpetrators based on the forthcoming technical report. The Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism is conducting investigations into the cyber attack, emphasizing the criminal nature of offenses such as illegal access to a computer system, alteration of data integrity, disruption of information systems, and blackmail.
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