Britain points finger at Russia over NotPetya

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United Kingdom and RussiaThe British government has openly accused its Russian counterparts of launching the NotPetya cyberattack last summer that cost western European companies such as Reckitt Benckiser and Moller-Maersk multiple millions of pounds.

The attack, which was originally aimed at Ukrainian commercial and political targets, spread collateral damage across the wider international business community. Initially Russian cybercriminals were thought to be responsible, but it now seems certain that the attack was state-sponsored and executed by the Russian military.

The Russian government hotly denies any responsibility, but Britain has warned that it will not tolerate any future attacks of this sort; or indeed further meddling in its elections and media.