October 27, 2021

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Joe Biden accused China of “protecting” those involved in cyber attacks

Joe Biden (Reuters)

Joe Biden Said this was Monday Chinese regime “protects” perpetrators of cyber attacks, Indicates The indictment was released this Monday The US government and various allies against the Asian company for Microsoft’s March hack.

The North American president pointed out that China does not need to carry out digital attacks directly, but rather provides “protection” for “other actors” in order to represent cybercriminals targeting international companies and organizations.

My understanding is that the Chinese government does not do it itself, like the Russian government, but protects those who do it, and perhaps even allows them to do so.Biden told reporters at the White House.

The announcements, a gesture that could have major geopolitical consequences, highlight the growing virtual threat posed by Chinese government hackers as the US government struggles to curb ransomware attacks by illegal groups in Russia against vital infrastructure such as a large pipeline.

When asked why the announcement was not accompanied by sanctions on China, Biden responded: “The investigation is not over.”

For his part, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinkan on Monday accused the Chinese regime of encouraging the creation of an “ecosystem” for hackers to carry out cyber-attacks on other countries and to promote these crimes “for their own financial gain”. He also confirmed that the U.S. Department of Justice has indicted three of the ministry’s officials and one of its contractors.

Economic Perspective

Biden also spoke to reporters about inflation in the country, with its latest reports raising fears of a significant rise. “Most of the price hikes we see are predictable and temporary“He said in a speech at the White House that the situation was the reason for the reopening of the economy after the epidemic, which posed“ challenges ”in the distribution of goods and commodities.

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He asked Congress to approve his infrastructure and family agenda to sustain the economic momentum of the first six months of his tenure. “What the best companies do – what we as a country should do – is make smart and sustainable investments with adequate funding,” he said. According to him, his plan is “the best strategy to create millions of jobs, raise middle-class families, raise wages and keep prices affordable in the long run.” The Democratic bench in the Senate agreed to put forward a plan for $ 3.5 billion.

Facebook and anti-vaccine

The president clarified his earlier statements about Facebook’s role in the anti – vaccine movement, calling for more research on the social network, in connection with the slowing down of the campaign in recent weeks. Fake news.

“Facebook does not kill people. These 12 people who are spreading misinformation, I wanted to say (…) My hope is that Facebook will do something about the misinformation, regardless of what I say that they are killing people, ”he said.

(With information from AFP, AP, EFE)

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