Russia denies allegations from UK about involvement in the 'NotPetya' cyberattack last year

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday Russia categorically denies allegations from a British official that Russia was responsible for the “NotPetya” cyber-attack last year.

Representational image. Reuters.

Representational image. Reuters.

Peskov, on a conference call with reporters, said the allegations were groundless and part of a “Russophobic” campaign being conducted in some Western countries.

Britain blamed Russia on Thursday for a cyber-attack last year, publicly pointing the finger at Moscow for spreading a virus which disrupted companies across Europe.

Not to long ago Russian hacker group 'Fancy Bears' hacked and published emails regarding the 2018 Winter Olympics.

According to cybersecurity firm ThreatConnect, a group with the same name "Fancy Bear" had used the same website and the same format to publish documents in 2016 that had been hacked from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in response to that agency's finding that hundreds of Russian athletes had taken banned substances.

Updated Date: Feb 15, 2018 15:44 PM