The White House warns Russia: If you don’t do something with hackers, we willJuly 8, 2021
Washington intends to take measures against hackers “from Russia” if the Russian authorities do not decide to do it themselves, said the spokesperson of the White House, Jen Psaki.
“We communicate at a high level with the Russian authorities, with colleagues. “We continue to send a clear signal – if the Russian government cannot or will not act against criminals based in Russia, we will do it,” Psaki said.
Bearing in mind the recent allegations of the Bloomberg agency that hackers attacked at least 200 companies that provide IT services to small and medium-sized businesses, and that the hacker group REvil, which is credited with ties to Russia, is allegedly behind it, the spokeswoman said that the USA continues to collect details of whether the incident occurred with the knowledge or approval of the Russian government.
Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov
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Russian ambassador to the United States: Moscow did not participate in cyber-attacks on American companies
“Although the intelligence community has not yet attributed the attack to anyone and we still do not have new information regarding the perpetrators, security experts agree that the criminal group REvil operates from the Russian Federation and has offices around the world,” she explained.
Recall, US President Joe Biden said on Saturday that he did not think that Moscow was behind the recent hacker attack.
Western countries have repeatedly accused Russia of meddling in internal affairs and cyber-attacks. Russia has denied all allegations, saying the West has not provided any evidence. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is ready for a dialogue on cybersecurity.