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White House accuses Russia of NotPetya cyber attack

Source : 112 Ukraine

The White House condemned the attack that caused billions of dollars in damage across Europe, Asia, and the Americas
08:43, 16 February 2018

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The White House has accused Russia of the cyber attack that occurred in June 2017 via virus NotPetya, according to the statement published on the government’s website.

“In June 2017, the Russian military launched the most destructive and costly cyber-attack in history,” the statement says, going on to add that it caused billions of dollars in damage across Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

It is also noted that the attack was “part of the Kremlin’s ongoing effort to destabilize Ukraine and demonstrates ever more clearly Russia’s involvement in the ongoing conflict”.

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The White House noted that it will be met with international consequences.

Previously the Foreign Ministry of the UK publicly accused Russia of the attack through virus NotPetya, as well as Danish Minister of Defense Claus Hjort Frederiksen. 

Russia called the accusations ungrounded and not proven. 

As it was reported earlier, on July 27 a large-scale cyber attack hit dozens of companies and enterprises across Ukraine, having contaminated a few ministries and the Boryspil Airport, among others. 

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