June 21, 2024

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Joe Biden has accused Russia of seeking to disrupt the 2022 legislative elections in the United States

In a speech to the intelligence service on Tuesday, July 27, the US president denounced Russia for seeking to disrupt the 2022 US legislative elections. “Misinformation”.

“Look at what Russia is already doing with the 2022 elections and misinformation. This is a complete violation of our sovereignty, During a visit to the office of the Directorate of National Intelligence near Washington, mentions the information he receives in this matter during the daily conference.

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The US president also attacked his Russian counterpart. Vladimir Putin “There is a real problem. He is the leader of an economy with nuclear weapons and oil wells. Nothing else.”, Said Joe Biden. Add more: “It makes him even more dangerous, in my opinion.”

Concerns about increasing cyber attacks

The US President has expressed his concern over the intensification of cyber attacks “ransomware”, Breaks a company’s networks to encrypt its data and then, in exchange for the encryption key, often demands redemption money in bitcoins.

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“If we see war, in real armed warfare, with another great power, it will be due to a cybercafe.”, He promised.

In the fall of 2022, the so-called “interim” elections are set to take place in the United States, during which all seats in the House of Representatives and one-third of the seats in the Senate will be renewed.

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The United States recently blamed China for the massive hacking of Microsoft’s Exchange messaging services in March, and the White House has repeatedly asked Russia to act against “ransomware” attacks.

World with AFP