A view of the Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral and the Zaryadye Park in downtown Moscow on March 13, 2018. AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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The United States and Britain Monday warned of a global cyberattack targeting routers and other networking equipment, blaming Russian government-backed hackers for the campaign on government agencies, businesses and critical infrastructure operators.The alert comes two months after the United States and Britain accused Russia of carrying out the damaging "NotPetya" cyberattack in 2017 that unleashed a virus that crippled parts of Ukraine's infrastructure and damaged computers across the globe.Last month the Trump administration blamed Russia for a campaign of cyberattacks stretching back at least two years that targeted the U.S. power grid.Some private sector cybersecurity experts have criticized the U.S. government for being too slow to release information about cyberattacks.
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