The Romanian authorities arrested 4 Israeli nationals for spying on the country’s Chief Anti-Corruption Prosecutor earlier this week after reports surfaced of a cyber espionage network that was setup by the culprits.
According to the Times of Israel, 2 of the suspects were identified as former Mossad agents Dan Zorella and Avi Yanus, co-founders and directors of private Israeli investigation firm Black Cube.
The other 2 suspects were Black Cube employees Ron Weiner and David Geclowicz – both were apprehended over cyber-attacks.
Black Cube denies wrongdoing by its employees and says the reports that company co-CEOs Zorella and Yanus are being investigated are false.
”Recently, the company undertook a project in Romania to collect evidence of serious corruption in the Romanian government and its agencies. Whilst performing this work, two of the company’s employees were arrested after having made significant discoveries,” the statement read.
“Needless to say, all of Black Cube’s employees follow local law to the letter, and the allegations against them are unfounded and untrue. We have total confidence that the truth will be revealed, and they will both be released safely to return home in the coming days.”