Putin blames US for global cyber attack, says malware can backfire on creators

Speaking in Beijing, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the U.S. of being responsible for the massive cyber attack that has affected over 200,000 people worldwide. Putin added that while Russian organizations were attacked by the malware, no serious damage was caused.
Putin in Beijing Photo Credit: EPA

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the U.S. of being responsible for the massive cyber attack that has been sweeping across the world since Friday. Speaking at China’s “One Belt, One Road” summit in Beijing, Putin said that Russia had nothing to do with the global cyber attack that affects Microsoft devices.

Putin told reporters that malware created by intelligence agencies can backfire on its developers. Putin was most likely alluding to the reports about the origin of the malware being used in the current cyber attack. According to the reports, the NSA developed the malware and then hackers stole it. The Russian president added that while Russian organizations were attacked by the malware, no serious damage was caused.

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Yesterday, JOL reported that the cyber attack has affected over 200,000 people from at least 150 countries.



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