President Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the US “will reply” if the Motherland was behind Friday’s mass cyberattack that hit not less than 200 firms at the beginning of the Independence Day weekend.
“We’re undecided who it’s,” Biden advised reporters Saturday as he purchased three fruit pies and a bag of cherry sodas at King Orchards, a family-owned cherry farm in Central Lake, Mich. — whereas pulling a web page of notes from his jacket pocket to assist him reply the query.
“The preliminary pondering was it was not the Russian authorities,” Biden stated.
“However whether it is Russia, I advised Putin we are going to reply,” he stated – referring to the two leaders’ summit meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, final month.
Biden specified that he has not spoken to the Russian president since being briefed on the ransomware assault, which cyber-security agency Huntress Labs has blamed on the Russia-linked REvil ransomware gang.
Biden was in Michigan as a part of a tour to mark the tip of pandemic restrictions — and to tout his administration’s free-spending financial plans.