HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Widespread ransomware att... » Reply #7

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Jul 3, 2021, 08:09 PM

7. Biden orders probe of latest ransomware attack

CENTRAL LAKE, Mich. (Reuters) -President Joe Biden said on Saturday he has directed U.S. intelligence agencies to investigate who was behind a sophisticated ransomware attack that hit hundreds of American businesses and led to suspicions of Russian gang involvement.

Security firm Huntress Labs said on Friday it believed the Russia-linked REvil ransomware gang was to blame for the latest ransomware outbreak. Last month, the FBI blamed the same group for paralyzing meat packer JBS SA.

Biden, on a visit to Michigan to promote his vaccination program, was asked about the hack while shopping for pies at a cherry orchard market.

Biden said "we're not certain" who is behind the attack. "The initial thinking was it was not the Russian government but we're not sure yet," he said.


Biden: 'Initial thinking' recent ransomware attack not Russian government

President Biden said Saturday that "initial thinking" is that the Russian government is not behind a ransomware attack targeting a tool provided by Miami-based IT software management company Kaseya.

Speaking to reporters in Traverse City, Mich., Biden said he's directed the "full resources of the federal government" to investigate the attack, according to a pool report.

Biden said that he's also told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the U.S. would respond if Russia is deemed responsible for these kinds of attacks.

"The initial thinking was it was not the Russian government, but we're not sure yet," Biden said.


Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Please login to view edit histories.