Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov refuted the new cyberattack allegations by the French special services.
"There is no doubt that Russia is not and cannot be involved in any cybercrime. In this context, I would like to note that it is Russia who points all the time to the need for international cooperation on countering cyberthreat," Peskov told reporters.
He also noted that the French cybersecurity agency was not putting the blame on Russia, as it was only talking about "a group of hackers that may be allegedly linked to Russia."
"The wording is slightly absurd and improper. It cannot be said that Russia was actually accused of anything," Peskov continued.
The National Cybersecurity Agency of France released a report about a series of cyberattacks targeting some French companies between 2017-2020. The agency said the attacks largely resembled "earlier campaigns based on Sandworm principles." The Sandworm hacker group is often linked to Russia.