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Kremlin rejects US accusation that Russia is behind ‘NotPetya’ cyber attack

White House had joined the British government in pointing fingers at Moscow for spreading a virus which disrupted companies across Europe in 2017.

world Updated: Feb 16, 2018 17:58 IST
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‘NotPetya’ virus, which the White House said was launched in June 2017 by the Russian military, crippled parts of Ukraine’s infrastructure and damaged computers in countries across the globe.(Representative image)

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday he denies Russia was responsible for the ‘NotPetya’ cyber attack last year, after the White House on Thursday joined the British government in accusing Moscow of the attack.

In response to a question about the attack, he said he reiterated comments made on Thursday, when he said that the allegations by a British official about ‘NotPetya’ attack were groundless and part of a “Russophobic” campaign being conducted in some Western countries.

The virus, which the White House said was launched in June 2017 by the Russian military, crippled parts of Ukraine’s infrastructure and damaged computers in countries across the globe.

First Published: Feb 16, 2018 17:58 IST