Biden Raises Ransomware Topic During Putin Phone Call
Following a series of impactful ransomware attacks that hit companies like Colonial Pipeline, JBS Foods America, and Kaseya, causing widespread havoc across the US, President Joe Biden raised the topic of ransomware attacks carried out by gangs of Russian criminals during a phone call today with Russian President Vladimir Putin. From a report: “The President […] underscored the need for President Putin to take action to disrupt these ransomware groups,” Jen Psaki, White House press secretary, said today during the daily White House press briefing. “REvil operates in Russia and other countries around the world, and we do not have new information suggesting the Russian government directed these attacks […] but we also believe they have a responsability to take action. The President made clear the United States will take any necessary action to defend its people and critical infrastructure,” Psaki said.

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