Putin = War Criminal
- Apr 18, 2013
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Biden ‘Prepared to Respond’ If Russia Cyberattacks US
The White House also announced sanctions to limit Russia’s access to cutting-edge technologies.
President Joe Biden warned Thursday that the federal government would respond to Russian aggression in cyberspace. “If Russia pursues cyberattacks against our companies, our critical infrastructure, we are prepared to respond,” Biden said in the White House East Room. “For months, we've been working closely with the private sector to harden our cyber defenses, sharpen our ability to respond to the Russian cyberattacks as well.” The remarks came hours after Russian troops invaded Ukraine and Russian hackers used denial-of-service attacks to disable Ukrainian government and financial sites. It is unclear what a U.S. response to Russian cyberattacks could entail. Through a tweet Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki appeared to discredit a report that President Biden had been presented with numerous options for the U.S. to execute major cyberattacks against Russia. According to the report, the options included disrupting internet connectivity across Russia, cutting off electric power and disturbing Russian railway traffic. “This report on cyber options being presented to @POTUS is off base and does not reflect what is actually being discussed in any shape or form,” Psaki tweeted.
Would The Kremlin cyber-attack the US? That somewhat depends on Ukraine I think. If the Ukrainian military/people can make Putin's military invasion of their country painful and ongoing, and if they are resupplied by friendly governments like the US, then I think Putin will indeed cyber-attack the US. I'm virtually positive that Poland and the Baltic States will do all they can to send weapons to the Ukrainian military/resistence. What if they are then cyber-attacked by Russia and they invoke Article 5 of the NATO treaty? "Any attack on one NATO state will be considered as an attack on all NATO members." I'm not certain how the NATO alliance views cyber-attacks on a member's critical infrastructure etc.
Biden wages first showdown of new Cold War-style duel with Russia