United States joins the UK in accusing Russia of launching last year’s NotPetya cyber attack

Just a day after the UK's Foreign Office Minister Lord Ahmad publicly denounced Russia for launching the NotPetya cyber attack last year, the White House issued a statement today alleging Kremlin's involvement in the ransomware attacks.

The White House said today that the 'reckless and indiscriminate' NotPetya cyber attack which was part of 'Kremlin’s ongoing effort to destabilise Ukraine', 'will be met with international consequences'.

The public denouncement of Russia by the United States and the UK for its role in last year's NotPetya cyber attack signifies how increasing cyber threats, principally from Russian actors, are bringing the two allies closer in terms of developing an international strategy to combat cyber crimes.