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The US blames Russia for the cyber attack last year

The US blames Russia for the cyber attack last year

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The United States has blamed Russia for the cyber attack last year with the NotPetya virus, warning Moscow of "international consequences" of its actions.

This US statement came just hours after the United Kingdom also blamed Russia for the June 2017 cyberattack, which has caused problems in many companies in Europe.

Britain has said the West will not tolerate such activities.

"In June 2017, the Russian military has launched the most destructive and costly cyberattack in history," the White House said.

"The so-called" NotPetya "attack has been spread all over the world, causing damage worth billions of dollars in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

This step has been just one of Kremlin's ongoing efforts to destabilize Ukraine, "the statement said.

"It has also been a reckless attack, which will face international repercussions."

In the statement of the British Foreign Office, "the Russian government, specifically the Russian army" was responsible for the attack.

Russia has dismissed responsibility for the NotPetya attack, citing that even Russian companies have been among those affected by this virus.

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov has rejected British assumptions, saying these statements are part of the "Russian-speaking" campaign, which is being conducted by several Western states.

The cyberbullying NotPetya has started in Ukraine, damaging government and business computers before it was distributed to Europe and the world.

It is estimated that the companies affected by this virus have lost more than $ 1.2 billion.

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