President Biden said that they have “good reason” to believe that the hackers live in Russia and emphasized that the Russian government supports actions against criminals.
America president, Joe Biden, Said this Thursday Network attacks Quit the game within a few days, National pipeline From Russia, Although he ruled out the support of the Moscow government.
In a speech to the press at the White House, the President of the United States emphasized that they have “good reasons” to believe that the hacker lives in Russia.
He emphasized that his chief executive maintains “direct contact” with the Moscow government to deal with criminals, and that he himself intends to have dialogue with his Russian counterparts. Vladimir Putin, The necessity of responding to cyber attacks.
The President explained that the U.S. Department of Justice has established a task force dedicated to prosecuting the “hackers” they hired. Ransomware Programs that block access to information in exchange for payment remuneration Release him and be employed by a hacking attack on the pipeline network.
The FBI sued the hackers Dark side, The company is headquartered in Eastern Europe and was responsible for responding to a cyberattack on the pipeline network operated by the colonial company last Friday, which interrupted its activities for several days.
On Wednesday, Colonial announced the resumption of operations, but warned that it may take several days for the supply to return to normal.
Biden said the government expects the situation to return to normal in the next seven days.
Colonial said in a statement issued on Thursday that progress has been made in restoring the total flow of the pipeline network, and by noon all the markets they serve are in progress. Will be supplied.
The network provides 45% of the fuel for the US East Coast market, transporting up to 2.5 million barrels of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from refineries in the Gulf of Mexico to the southern and eastern United States every day.