Joe Biden issued a warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin amid growing threats of Russian-backed ransomware attacks. On Friday, Biden held a phone call with Putin and demanded the Russian President disrupt cyber criminals operating in his country.
The White House has announced they are working on a government-wide strategy to respond to ransomware attacks.
Cybersecurity experts are battling against an ongoing hack on a Miami-software company. One America’s Christina Howitson has more.
A hacker group with ties to Russia is demanding $70 million in Bitcoin to unfreeze computers at as many as 1,500 companies around the world. REvil, the hacker group known for allegedly extorting $11 million from meat supplier JBS over Memorial Day weekend, announced late Sunday night that they will unscramble all the affected devices in return for the ransom.
Joe Biden sent a warning to Russian President Vladamir Putin that the U.S. would take action if he was to find Russia was behind Friday’s mass cyberattack on at least 200 companies. Biden spoke to reporters on Saturday and said although the U.S. did not initially think the attack came from the Russian government, he was not sure who it was for certain.