Biden pressured to act on ‘Russian’ ransomware, hacking

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Washington (AFP) – Top US officials met at the White House on stopping ransomware Wednesday, as pressure mounted on President Joe Biden to take action against Russia over cyberattacks. Days after hundreds of companies in the US and around 1,500 worldwide saw their computer systems hijacked by allegedly Russia-based ransomware group REvil, there were calls for tough counterattacks by the Pentagon’s cyber warriors and more sanctions on Moscow. The White House meeting, including officials from the State Department, Homeland Security, Justice Department and intelligence, also followed news that al…

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  1. These companies who fall victim to cyber attacks need to hire some IT pros to protect them. You can’t just hope it never happens to you. Good backups would have saved them all from having to pay…

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