(ANSA) – ROME – After the threats, praise. In a series of messages posted on Telegram chats in the last few hours, the pro-Russian hacker group Killnet focuses its attention on Csirt Italia, the response team of the National Cybersecurity Agency, which last Sunday issued an alert aimed at administrations public authorities and companies calling for an increase in the levels of IT protection following the threat of an “irreparable blow” to Italy addressed yesterday by the pro-Russian collective.
The first message is a ‘gif’ representing a hanged man with the Csirt Italia logo in the background. Others followed, with the usual ironic tone: “CSIRT Italiano, the specialists who work in this organization are excellent. I have carried out thousands of attacks on these organizations, even cyberpol does not have such a system to filter millions of requests. At the moment I see that these guys are good professionals! False Italian government, I advise you to raise the salary of several thousand dollars to this team. CSIRT Accept my respects, gentlemen! “. And again: “I only praised the csirt.gov.it site and their team. The remaining thousands of Italian sites that don’t work, it’s a shame. We won’t publish this list because people have to see everything for themselves. I hope the system of Italian monitoring do it for us “. Yesterday there were no blocks of sites as had happened in the previous weeks. (HANDLE).