NEW YORK, October 1. / TASS /. The United States expects Russia to take action to combat cybercriminals using ransomware viruses. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said this on Thursday in an interview with American TV channel KDKA…
According to him, the threat of cyberattacks is growing “both within the country and throughout the world.” The head of the State Department authorizes that in this regard it is necessary to “improve protection and raise people’s awareness of this problem” so that they themselves take measures “in order to protect themselves.” But it is also necessary to take offensive measures, disrupt and suppress the activities of these most groups using ransomware viruses, ”said Blinken.
“In any country, be it Russia or another state. [местных властей] the area of responsibility includes the fight against them “, – continued the US Secretary of State, noting that it is necessary” to suppress the activities [подобных группировок], eradicate and hold them accountable. ” [власти] do not want or do not have the opportunity to do this, then how the president [США Джо] Biden made it clear, including the president [РФ Владимиру] To Putin, we will do it ourselves, “concluded Blinken.
As the Kremlin press service reported on July 9, during a telephone conversation between Russian Presidents Vladimir Putin and the United States, Joe Biden, “the dialogue on information security and combating cybercrime, started at the Russian-American summit in Geneva, was continued.” The message also indicated that, taking into account the conditions of interaction in this area between Russia and the United States, “should be a permanent, professional and non-politicized nature, carried out using channels of data exchange between authorized state structures within the framework of bilateral legal mechanisms, as well as in compliance with the provisions of international law. “.