Russian hackers threaten to disable UK hospital ventilators in ‘retaliation’

Russian tech terrorists have made a sick threat to shut down ventilators in UK hospitals, it has been claimed.

The terrifying claim comes after an alleged cyber criminal and Vladimir Putin supporter was arrested in the UK on Monday.

The man, who is said to be London-based and part of group Killnet, was detained after a police raid following a cyber assault on government websites in Romania, according to a series of reports.

The Killnet group has since said it will disable NHS ventilators, as well as ventilators in hospitals across Romania and Moldova if he isn't released, Mirror reports.

The sick "gang" has claimed responsibility for the attacks which they committed in retaliation for the country's support of Ukraine.

Hackers allegedly targeted the official government webpage as well as the defence ministry, political parties and several other companies.

The arrested man previously spoke of his support for Russia's brutal invasion in a series of troubling Facebook posts according to reports.

Romanian investigators linked with National Crime Agency officers to carry out the raid earlier this week.

Killnet has claimed the suspect was not involved in the attacks but warned it would be retaliating in 48 hours if their demands were not met.

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The chilling threat was reportedly posted on Telegram saying: "If he is not released within 48 hours I will destroy your Romania, Great Britain and Moldova.

"I will destroy your entire information structure and even your Ministry of Health.

"All ventilators will be attacked. Only then will you begin to realise the mistake you have made."

The suspect has now been released under investigation.

Speaking to The Sun, a source said: "The UK has robust cyber security measures in place and, working with partners, the NCA would lead an appropriate response to any cyber crime incident having a significant impact on the UK."

The NCA has been contacted for comment.

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