By Lucky Uwakina (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – President Joe Biden has said the FBI does not believe Russian President Vladimir Putin was responsible for the ransomware attack that paralyzed a key gas pipeline and spurred fuel shortages across the South.
‘We do not believe the Russian government was involved in this in attack. But we do have strong reason to believe that the criminals who did this attack are living in Russia,’ Biden told reporters on Thursday, citing an FBI report on the cyberattack.
Biden said the FBI believed Putin was not directly involvement in orchestrating the attack — though the U.S. president vowed that the criminals responsible would be prosecuted ‘to the full extent of the law’.
‘We have been in direct communication with Moscow about the imperative for responsible countries to take decisive action against these ransomware networks,’ he said.