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The Wall Street Journal: U.K. blames Russia for crippling cyberattack in June

LONDON — British officials blamed Russia for last June’s massive “Petya” cyberattack, which crippled computer networks at multinational firms including FedEx Corp. FDX, +0.21% , container-ship giant A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S MAERSKB, +0.43% and pharmaceutical firm Merck & Co. MRK, +0.00%

Ukraine, which bore the brunt of the attack, accused Russia at the time of orchestrating the attack. Wednesday’s allegations by London represented the first time a major Western government has pinned blame on Moscow for the incident.

The findings add to a litany of complaints by the West accusing Russia of cyber meddling, including U.S.

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