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.”
“Have a look at what Russia is doing already concerning the 2022 elections and misinformation,” Biden stated throughout a visit to the workplace of the director of nationwide intelligence close to Washington, referring to info he receives throughout his day by day briefing.
“It is a pure violation of our sovereignty.”
He additionally lashed out at Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Putin has “an actual downside, 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 bother, which makes him much more harmful for my part.”
The US chief additionally expressed concern concerning the current enhance in cyberattacks, together with by way of ransomware, which usually see hackers encrypting victims’ knowledge after which demanding cash for restored entry.
“If we find yourself in a struggle, an actual capturing struggle, with a significant energy, it’ll be as a consequence of a cyber breach,” Biden stated.
The USA will maintain midterm elections in fall 2022, during which all seats within the Home of Representatives and one-third of the Senate seats will probably be on the poll.
Washington not too long ago accused Beijing of finishing up the large hack in March of Microsoft Trade, and the White Home has additionally repeatedly known as on Russia to take motion in opposition to ransomware assaults originating from throughout the nation.
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