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National Defense Council imposes sanctions on legal entities, individuals involved in development of NotPetya virus

Source : 112 Ukraine

Sanctions were imposed against four legal entities and six individuals
18:44, 18 June 2021

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The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine has imposed sanctions on four legal entities and six individuals involved in the development of NotPetya virus. This was announced by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov during a briefing.

"The decision of the National Security and Defense Council imposed sanctions on four legal entities and six individuals affiliated with the intelligence services of the Russian Federation. They are involved in the development of the Petya virus. They administered it and organized cyberattacks in Ukraine," he said.

As it was reported earlier, the cyber attack of NotPetya virus occurred on June 27, 2017. Many Ukrainian facilities have been affected by the extortion virus, which demanded bitcoin for unlocking computers: Boryspil Airport, Ukrposhta, Ukrtelecom, as well as a number of ministries and banking systems. In Britain, the virus has affected dozens of organizations, including postal services, as well as advertising, legal, logistics and financial companies.

Related: Australia joins US, UK in accusing Russia of NotPetya cyber attack

Danish Defense Minister Klaus Frederiksen accused Russia of attacking with the help of NotPetya. The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office has also accused the Russian government of involvement in the cyberattack. The Kremlin called the allegations baseless and unfounded.

The CIA also said it believed Russia was involved in the NotPetya attack in Ukraine.

Related: White House accuses Russia of NotPetya cyber attack

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