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·         Biden says 'looking' at Russia retaliation over cyberattack

… Asked by a reporter if he would take action against President Vladimir Putin, whom he will meet for a summit in Geneva later this month, Biden said: "We're looking closely at that issue"…

 

·         White House slams Russia over ransomware attack on JBS

“The White House is engaging directly with the Russian government on this matter and delivering the message that responsible states do not harbor ransomware criminals.”

 

 

Biden says 'looking' at Russia retaliation over cyberattack

 

AFP

via Yahoo Finance - 2 June 2021

 

US President Joe Biden said Wednesday he is "looking" at possible retaliation after the White House linked Russia to a cyberattack against global meat processing giant JBS.

 

Asked by a reporter if he would take action against President Vladimir Putin, whom he will meet for a summit in Geneva later this month, Biden said: "We're looking closely at that issue."

 

The ransomware attack on a US subsidiary of Brazilian-owned JBS has again prompted accusations that Russia is at least harboring cybercriminals.

 

Similar suspicions were raised after ransomware hackers forced the temporary shutdown of the huge Colonial fuel pipeline in the eastern United States last month.

 

Asked if Putin is testing him ahead of their summit, Biden said "no."

 

However, the White House says Biden will bring up US concerns during the summit on June 16, as well as at earlier summits with allies in the G7 group, the European Union and NATO.

 

"We expect this to be an issue of discussion throughout the president's trip," Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters.

 

"Harboring criminal entities that are intending to do harm, that are doing harm to the critical infrastructure in the United States, is not acceptable," she said...

 

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White House slams Russia over ransomware attack on JBS

 

By Chuck Abbott, Successful Farming

Agriculture.com - 6/2/2021

 

President Biden will meet President Vladimir Putin as planned on June 16 “as a vital part of defending America’s interests,” said a White House spokeswoman on Tuesday, after holding Russia culpable for the ransomware attack that crippled meatpacker JBS. “The White House is engaging directly with the Russian government on this matter and delivering the message that responsible states do not harbor ransomware criminals.”

 

JBS, the world’s largest meat processor, was hit by the attack in North America and Australia, but it said “the vast majority of our beef, pork, poultry, and prepared foods plants will be operational” on Wednesday, given the progress of its cyber-security teams. “Our systems are coming back online, and we are not sparing any resources to fight this threat,” said Andre Nogueira, chief executive of JBS USA…

 

… In conversations with administration officials, JBS said the ransom demand came from a criminal organization likely based in Russia, said White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.

 

If so, it would be the second attack by criminal hackers operating in Russia to affect the United States in the past four weeks...

 

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