US, Britain blame Russian Federation for global cyber attack

US, Britain blame Russian Federation for global cyber attack

US, Britain blame Russian Federation for global cyber attack

They have issued a warning to Government bodies, large companies and "critical".

Britain's delegation to the OPCW accused Russian Federation and the Assad government of stopping inspectors from reaching Douma.

The Kremlin did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

American and British officials said that the attacks disclosed on Monday affected a wide range of organizations including internet service providers, private businesses and critical infrastructure providers. Moscow has denied previous accusations that it carried out cyber attacks on the United States and other countries. They did not identify victims or provide details on the impact of the attacks. Cyber security has become a focal point of the strained relations.

Britain and the United States said they issued the alert to help targets protect themselves and persuade victims to share information with government investigators so they can better understand the threat.

The National Cyber Security Centre, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department for Homeland Security in the U.S. have warned that this "threatens our respective safety, security and economic well-being".

Russian Federation is preparing to mount cyber attacks on Britain's "critical infrastructure" including energy networks, the emergency services and the armed forces, GCHQ and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have warned in the wake of the Syria air strikes.

The U.S. accused Russia Monday of blocking global inspectors from reaching the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria and said Russians or Syrians may have tampered with evidence on the ground.

USA and British officials warned that infected routers could be used to launch future offensive cyber operations.

Some private-sector cyber security experts have criticized the US government for being too slow to release information about cyber attacks.

A senior US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there had been a steady increase in Russian cyber attacks in recent years.