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Biden orders investigation into latest ransomware attack
US President Joe Biden on Saturday asked US intelligence agencies to investigate a cyberattack that affected hundreds of US businesses. The hackers, who struck Friday, hijacked widely used technology management software from Miami-based vendor Kaseya. Hackers pushed a malicious update, which spread around the world on Saturday and quickly became one of the biggest ransomware attacks in history. While on tour to promote a vaccination program, Biden was asked if the hack was linked to Russia. I’m sure who it is. Number one. And what I did, I directed all government resources to help with a response … The point is, the director of the intelligence community gave me a deep dive into what’s happened. past and I will know better tomorrow. And if it is either knowledge or consequence of Russia, then I told Putin, we will respond. “Last month, the FBI accused Russia-linked ransomware gang REvil of hacking into an American meatpacki ng company. Security firm Huntress Labs believes the same group is to blame for the latest attack. The company said it was tracking the eight service providers used to infect some 200 customers. Meanwhile, Kaseya has also launched its own supply chain investigation, with help from senior US IT officials. Biden urged Russian President Vladimir Putin last month to crack down on cyber hacks from his country and warned of the consequences if they continued.