Biden does not rule out that Russia is behind the latest cyber attack. Kaseya, a software company that provides services to thousands of organizations, confirmed this Saturday to have been from a cyber attack. At the latest summit held in Geneva, Biden warned Putin that the United States would react if it considers Russia ultimately responsible for these movements.
The president of the United States, Joe Biden, said this Saturday that he ordered to direct “all the resources of the federal government” to investigate the cyberattack against the Kaseya company and admitted that they are still not sure who is behind that action.
” The initial idea was that it was not the Russian government, but we are still not sure, ” Biden told reporters during a visit to Traverse City, Michigan.
The president pointed out that during the meeting he held last June with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, he anticipated that if Washington considers that the government is responsible for actions like this, it will respond.
Kaseya, a software company serving more than 40,000 organizations around the world , confirmed this Saturday that its systems management platform, called the VSA, suffered a “sophisticated” cyberattack, but estimated that it affected a “very small number.” “of users.
The firm reiterated the call to its clients to immediately shut down their servers “until further notice” and indicated that they will do the same with their service servers.
In a later note, Kaseya noted that they are already working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on what happened.
In a statement that appeared on the Reddit website, the cybersecurity company Huntress Labs indicated that “more than 1,000 businesses” had been affected by the attack.
US media indicated that a supermarket chain in Sweden announced to its customers that its stores were temporarily closed after one of its technology suppliers suffered an attack that affected the operation of its cash registers. A railroad and a chain of pharmacies in that country were also affected, according to press reports.