Kremlin says FBI remark that Russia is hacker haven was ’emotional’ – RIA

House Intelligence Committee holds hearing on worldwide threats in Washington
FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats in Washington, D.C., U.S., April 15, 2021. Al Drago/Pool via REUTERS/Files

June 4, 2021

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin on Friday described as “emotional” remarks by the head of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that Russia is a haven for hackers, the RIA news agency reported.

FBI Director Christopher Wray told the Wall Street Journal that the agency was investigating about 100 different types of ransomware, many of which traced back to perpetrators in Russia.

(Reporting by Anton Kolodyazhnyy; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Jon Boyle)