Washington, United States:
US President Joe Biden on Tuesday accused his Russian counterpart of in search of to disrupt the 2022 congressional elections by spreading “misinformation.”
“Look at what Russia is doing already in regards to the 2022 elections and misinformation,” Biden stated throughout a visit to the workplace of the director of nationwide intelligence close to Washington, referring to data he receives throughout his day by day briefing.
“It’s a pure violation of our sovereignty.”
He additionally lashed out at Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Putin has “an actual drawback, he’s sitting on prime of an economic system that has nuclear weapons and nothing else,” Biden stated. “He is aware of he’s in actual hassle, which makes him much more harmful in my opinion.”
The US chief additionally expressed concern in regards to the current improve in cyberattacks, together with through ransomware, which generally see hackers encrypting victims’ knowledge after which demanding cash for restored entry.
“If we find yourself in a battle, an actual capturing battle, with a significant energy, it should be as a consequence of a cyber breach,” Biden stated.
The United States will maintain midterm elections in fall 2022, during which all seats within the House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate seats will likely be on the poll.
Washington not too long ago accused Beijing of finishing up the huge hack in March of Microsoft Exchange, and the White House has additionally repeatedly known as on Russia to take motion towards ransomware assaults originating from inside the nation.
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