The United States just blamed Russia for the ‘NotPetya’ cyber-attack happened last year.
On Thursday, the white house accused Russia of the huge cyber-attack that unleashed virus, crippling parts’ of Ukraine infrastructure and damaging counties around the globe.
The cyber-attack, which originally targeted computers in Ukraine but quickly spread across the borders, was done by the Russian military, says Foreign Office minister Tariq Ahmad.
The attack — called NotPetya — hit companies including British advertising group WPP (WPP), Oreo maker Mondelez (MDLZ), U.S. drugmaker Merck (MRK) and global shipping company FedEx (FDX).
The cyber-attack is ‘reckless’ and ‘indiscriminate’; says White-House:
The attack launched in June 2017 by the Russian military “spread worldwide, causing billions of dollars in damage across Europe, Asia and the Americas,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement, according to Reuters.
“It was part of the Kremlin’s ongoing effort to destabilize Ukraine and demonstrates ever more clearly Russia’s involvement in the ongoing conflict,” Sanders said. “This was also a reckless and indiscriminate cyber-attack that will be met with international consequences.”
Even though many private security experts blamed Moscow for 2017 cyber-attack, but the US government in its brief and strong statement accused Russia of the worst cyber-attack ever took place.