Biden Warns Vladimir Putin On Ransomware Attacks

The Washington Post reports:

President Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that the United States will take “any necessary action” after the latest massive ransomware attack, the White House said.

Biden has been under pressure to counter and blunt the impact of the costly, increasingly brazen assaults by what the United States says are Russia-based hackers. The president has warned Putin that Washington would hold Moscow responsible for cyberattacks originating from Russia even if they cannot be directly linked to the Kremlin.

In a statement, the White House said the president, in a call to Putin, “underscored the need for Russia to take action to disrupt ransomware groups operating in Russia and emphasized that he is committed to continued engagement on the broader threat posed by ransomware.”

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