The Minister of defence of Denmark Klaus yort Frederiksen sees the «Russian trace» in a large-scale cyber attack using a virus NotPetya (Petya, ExPetr), where in the summer of 2017 were dealt a severe damage to the computer systems of the Danish company A. P. Moller-Maersk.
About it writes on Thursday, 15 February, the Danish newspaper Fyens network.dk.
The head of the Danish defense Ministry said in an interview with the BBC that he agreed with the assessment of his British colleagues of Gavin Williamson and zamglavy the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, Tariq Ahmad, earlier accused Russia of trying to use a computer virus against Ukraine and other countries of Europe and the world.
«The trail leads straight to Russia and to the Russian military,» said Frederiksen, who believes that consequences of such cyber attack «causes damage comparable to a damage from a military attack» – cititour the words of the Minister news Agency TASS.
The website NEWSru.com recalls that in April of last year, Frederiksen said: in 2015 and 2016 Russian hackers gained access to emails of employees of the Ministry of defence of Denmark.
In the August financial report, the Danish shipping and logistics company Moller-Maersk said that she lost from 200 to 300 million dollars in the attack of the virus – the extortioner, and the work of the ports were completely paralyzed for a few days. Note that Maersk is the world’s largest operator of container ships and supply vessels, and is also engaged in oil exploration and oil production, transportation, energy and logistics.
Earlier Thursday, the UK government has laid on Russia responsible for the attack computer virus NotPetya, which occurred at the end of June last year. The statement of the Minister for the Commonwealth and the UN the British foreign Minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon was published on the Agency’s website.
Attack NotPetya was disguised as the actions of criminals and extortionists, but in fact targets of hackers was Ukrainian financial, energy and public sectors.
According to the newspaper «Vedomosti», the CIA, the security Service of Ukraine and the U.S. company FireEye also believe that Russia is involved in the attack NotPetya.