UK publicly denounces Russia for being behind last year’s NotPetya cyber attack

The UK government has publicly denounced Russia for being behind the NotPetya cyber attack that took place last year and disrupted operations at several UK firms.

According to the Foreign Office, the decision to publicly denounce Russia for launching the NotPetya cyber attack was taken as the UK and its allies 'will not tolerate malicious cyber activity'.

Even though individual ministers have earlier gone on record to attribute major cyber attacks and other events to Russia, this is the first time that the Foreign Office has gone on record to criticize Russia publicly for being behind the NotPetya cyber-attack.