The US president spoke with his Russian counterpart and said that the United States would take "whatever action is necessary" to defend the Americans and the threatened infrastructure.
US President Joe Biden on Friday called on his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to take steps to curb cyber taxpayers from ransom goods from Russia and reiterated his response to such activities.
According to a White House statement, Biden also said the United States would take "whatever action is necessary" to defend Americans and key infrastructure threatened by cyberattacks.
According to the White House, Biden conveyed the message to Putin during a phone call between the two that lasted about an hour.
On Wednesday, Biden met with his national security team to study response to cyberattacks like this weekend's against US firm Kaseya, which affected more than 1,500 companies worldwide.
Kaseya is a software company based in Miami (Florida), which provides services to more than 40,000 organizations. However, Biden said Tuesday that the damages to US companies have been " minimal ."
The REvil group, of Russian origin and whom the experts point to as responsible, has requested a reward of 70 million dollars to allow the affected corporations to resume operations.
On Tuesday, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Revel worked with Russia's subsidiaries around the world and stressed that the United States has been clear in its talks with the Russian government, in which it has accused He asserted that his confession had been obtained through torture and that his confession had been obtained through torture.
The spokesman warned that if the Russian government is not capable or willing to take action against criminal actors based in Russia, we will do so. At least we have the right to take action ourselves.
However, Psaki later specified that, for now, the United States has no evidence to indicate that "the Russian government directed the attacks" against Kaseya.
Kaseya's cybersecurity has been linked to similar operations in recent months by pirates such as the state's largest pipeline network, colonial, and the world's largest meat processor, JBS. It happened after the suffering people. Computer scientist
The spokesman did not elaborate on the possible US response, assuring that it "does not intend to retaliate."
In their demands, Biden and Putin also commented on the UN Security Council's decision, which on Friday agreed to increase humanitarian aid from Turkey to northern Syria, on which millions of citizens who are the last opposition strong. Live in the stronghold, depend.
The White House said the two presidents were responsible for the progress made by their respective teams following the June 16 summit in Geneva.