USA. – Biden transfers “all resources” to explain origins of recent computer attack in America
Madrid, 4 (Europa Press)
The President of the United States, Joe Biden, has ensured that he has transferred “all the resources of the government” to explain the origin and cause of the massive computer attack that various US technology firms received this Friday.
“We’re not sure who this is for certain (…) I’ve asked the intelligence community to give me an in-depth analysis of what happened,” Biden said in the framework of his visit to Michigan State. white House.
As such, the US President has distanced himself from rumors that suggest the attack may have originated in Russia. However, he warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that there would be a “reaction” from the United States if the incident was done “under Russia’s knowledge or consequence”.
“I didn’t call (Putin) because we’re not sure. The initial thought was that it was the Russian government, but we’re still not sure,” he said.
This Friday, a thousand small and medium-sized North American companies, many of them IT companies, have been affected by a new large-scale cyberattack from the same group that struck meat supplier JBS Foods this spring.
The Reville criminal gang, believed to be operating from Eastern Europe or Russia, has this time attacked a software vendor called Kasia, whose products are widely used by IT Management and other companies, a According to the warning. Security Huntress Labs.
In at least one case, attackers have demanded a five million ransom payment for companies to recover the data of their corporate customers, which is now in danger of ending up in the hands of the highest bidder, as a The executive is explained by the firm’s director, Kyle Hanslovan, to CNN.
The attack is the latest in a series of cyber attacks that have alerted US officials. In May, an attack on the Colonial Pipeline disrupted fuel shipments to gas stations on the East Coast, while an attack on JBS led to the temporary closure of nine of its US beef processing plants.
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