The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the Munich conference on security issues and thanked the international community for the recognition of Russia responsible for the attack of the virus NotPetya. The text of the speech published on the website of the Ukrainian President.
«Look at cyber attacks are not only aimed at the election campaign, but also to our critical infrastructure. As in the case of well-known cyberattacks NotPetya against Ukraine last year, which was part of the Kremlin’s attempts to destabilize our country and which was distributed worldwide. I would like to thank the United States, Australia, the entire international community for confirmation of this fact and acceptance of responsibility of Russia for the cyber attack», – he said.
The worst thing is that Russian cyber attacks are accompanied by «a full-scale militarization of the Russian regime and its proven willingness to use all available military tools, including nuclear weapons».
27 June 2017 in Ukraine was recorded a large-scale cyber attack. «Virus-extortionist» paralyzed computer networks at banks, media, trade organizations, postal services, public institutions. The name of the virus that encrypt files on the hard drive of all computers in the infected network, Petya.A (other varieties – NotPetya, Petya.D, ExPetr).
According to the Deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Dmytro Shymkiv, the result of a cyber attack in Ukraine were disabled to 10% of private, government and corporate computers.
According to the company ESET, which develops antivirus software, the Ukraine accounted for 75.2 per cent of the cases of infection-cryptographer of the total number in the world.
In January 2018 edition of the Washington Post, citing secret CIA report said that the cyber attack «virus-the extortioner» Petya.A summer 2017 with a «high probability» it was the Russian Main intelligence Directorate.
February 15 the Ministry of foreign Affairs of great Britain has formally accused Russia of organizing virus attack NotPetya.
The White house said the same day that the attack «virus-the extortioner» NotPetya were directed by Russia against Ukraine, however, has caused billions in losses in many countries. The White house said that the cyber attack was another evidence of Russia’s participation in the Ukrainian conflict.
Followed by Britain and the United States in the organization of cyber attacks Russia has accused Australia.
Poroshenko thanked the international community for the recognition of Russia responsible for the attack of the virus NotPetya 17.02.2018