US President Joe Biden said he was “not sure” the Russian government was behind a recent ransomware attack on managed service providers, but promised a “refund” if they were.
While visiting a cherry shop in Michigan on Saturday, Biden was asked about the recent cyber attack and if it was possible that he was of Russian ancestry.
“We’re not sure it’s the Russians,” Biden said, adding that he had just been briefed on the plan. After stumbling for a while, Biden stretched his jacket pocket and pulled out a piece of paper that looked like notes he had received.
“I’ll tell you what they sent me.” The president said emphasizing that they are not ” emphasis “ behind the attack.
“I asked the intelligence community to give me a deep look at what happened, I’ll know better tomorrow, and if the knowledge and/or the consequences of Russia,” I told Putin we’d answer, “ Biden said, later explaining that he had not spoken directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin about the latest computer issues.
Biden says he’s not sure Russian forces are behind the recent cyber attacks in the United States while shopping at a cherry shop in Central Lake, Michigan. pic.twitter.com/9gTeowvk0d
– Bloomberg Quicktake July 3, 2021
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) announced on Friday that it is working with the FBI and “Taking Action to Understand and Resolve the Recent Supply Chain Ransomware Attack on Kaseya” IT management platform. This came in the wake of a ransomware attack that affected hundreds of businesses.
At the recent summit with Putin, Biden reportedly threatened consequences if there were cyber attacks on US infrastructure.
Russia-based hacking group REvil – which the FBI has blamed for the ransomware attack on JBS, a Brazilian meatpacking group that has paid hackers millions – has been reported likely to be behind the latest ransomware attack.
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