The US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand have joined forces with the UK by blaming Russia for the devastating NotPetya ransomware attack from last year.

The nations could have come up with the same conclusions since the nations are united by an intelligence-sharing arrangement called the Five Eyes Alliance, but the statements from these countries will pile further international pressure on the Putin administration.

The statements all blame the Russian military for last Junes attacks when a mission to cause mass disruption to Ukrainian businesses and government agencies got out of control and spread via multinationals across the globe.

A statement from the UK Foreign Office cybersecurity minister, Tariq Ahmad, claims the cost of the attack is at hundreds of millions of pounds, but many believe that numbers even higher.

Danish shipping giant APMoller-Maersk, FedEx subsidiary TNT, and pharma giant Merck estimate NotPetya cost them between around $300 million due to service outages caused by the ransomware.

This news comes just as a US grand jury indicted 13 Russians and three Russian companies for a widespread, sophisticated plot to disrupt the US 2016 presidential election.

These efforts are said to be a part of a wider Putin administration campaign to undermine democratic nations by sowing discord through information warfare.

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