White House says new ransomware attack not yet attributed, vows to 'take action' if Russia doesn't

As the president made clear to President Putin when they met, if the Russian government cannot or will not take action against criminal actors residing in Russia, we will take action or reserve the right to take action on our own,” Psaki said during a White House news briefing.

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まで 1,500 businesses across the globe may have been affected by the latest ransomware attack that targeted Miami-based software firm Kaseya, as hackers demand $ 70 million to undo the damage. The hackers targeted trusted support service providers in the hopes of penetrating customer networks. One of Kaseya’s tools was used to infect the companies.

お気に入り バイデン大統領 週末に, Psaki was careful not to directly blame Russia yet for the Kaseya attack, saying the sourcehasn’t been fully attributed yetby the intelligence community.

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それでも, Psaki said while Putin’s government may not directly be responsible for the high-profile attacks that have crippled U.S. companies and critical infrastructure like gas lines earlier this year, Biden expects Putin’s regime to intervene.

Even with these criminal actors – we’re not saying they’re coming from the government or directed from the government – but even with those actors, they have a responsibility,” サキは言った.

Since Biden and Putin met nearly three weeks ago in Geneva, talks between the U.S. government and Russian officials have continued, サキは言った. アン “expert-level meetingbetween the two sides will take place next week about the issue of ransomware attacks, 彼女は言いました.

別々に, Biden will convene leaders across the U.S. government Wednesday to discuss ransomware attacks andour overall strategic efforts to counter it.The group will include officials from the State Department, Justice Department, Homeland Security Department and the intelligence community, サキは言った.

The cybercriminals have asked for $ 70 million in cryptocurrency. The team at Kaseya has said they have been able to replicate the attack vector and are working on distributing a patch. The company also said they are working with the FBI.

フォックス・ニュース’ Brittany De Lea contributed to this report.

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