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Can You Survive Two Minutes of Biden “Answering” Questions About Russian Hacking?


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When President Trump speaks, you can listen to him for hours…

Literally.

He’ll talk for hours and hours at a rally, mostly unscripted!

Compare that to Joe Biden, who can barely read a teleprompter, barely read his note cards, and clearly has memorized talking points.

Today, Joe Biden “answered” questions about the latest Russian hacking.

We’re going to post the video below.

Can you make it through the full two minutes?

A few things to note…

If Joe Biden was just “brief” on the Air Force One like he claims, then why did he need to pull out a note card to answer the question?

Shouldn’t he remember what he was just briefed about a few minutes ago?

Also, what was he trying to say?

Obviously, Biden was saying words, but it was difficult to get a sense for what he was actually trying to communicate.

In case you’re not familiar with what’s happening, at least 1,000 more businesses have been affected due to Russian hacking.

This is separate from the pipeline hack that happened a few weeks ago.

This morning, a MASSIVE ransomware attack was targeted towards the United States and its allies.

At least 800 stores of one major grocery chain have been shut down due to this hack.

According to Yahoo Finance:

Just weeks after President Joe Biden implored Vladimir Putin to curb cyber crime, a notorious, Russia-linked ransomware gang has been accused of pulling off an audacious attack on the global software supply chain.

REvil, the group blamed for the May 30 ransomware attack of meatpacking giant JBS SA, is believed to be behind hacks on at least 20 managed-service providers, which provide IT services to small- and medium-sized businesses. More than 1,000 businesses have already been impacted, a figure that’s expected to grow, according to the cybersecurity firm Huntress Labs Inc.

“Based on a combination of the service providers reaching out to us for assistance along with the comments we’re seeing in the thread we are tracking on our Reddit, it’s reasonable to think this could potentially be impacting thousands of small businesses,” according to John Hammond, a cybersecurity researcher at Huntress Labs.

Biden said he had ordered a “deep dive” by U.S. intelligence officials on what happened in the attacks. At this point, he said “we’re not sure” that Russia is behind them.

“I directed the intelligence community to give me a deep dive on what’s happened and I’ll know better tomorrow,” Biden said, recalling that he told Putin during their meeting in June that the U.S. would respond to cyber transgressions. He added that he hasn’t called the Russian president about the latest case.

Biden Says ‘Not Sure’ If Russia Is Behind Latest Cyberattack

“We’re not sure it’s the Russians,” he said. “The initial thinking was, it was not Russian government, but we’re not sure yet.”

Attacking MSPs is a particularly devious method of hacking, since it may allow the attackers to then infiltrate their customers as well. Hammond said more than 20 MSPs have been affected so far.

In Sweden, most of grocery chain Coop’s more than 800 stores couldn’t open on Saturday after the attack led to a malfunction of their cash registers, spokesperson Therese Knapp told Bloomberg News.

There are victims in 17 countries so far, including the U.K., South Africa, Canada, Argentina, Mexico and Spain, according to Aryeh Goretsky, a distinguished researcher at cybersecurity firm ESET.

The ransomware attack is the latest in a string of devastating hacks in recent months, making cybersecurity an increasingly pressing national security issue for the Biden administration. At a summit on June 16, Biden warned Russian President Putin that 16 types of critical infrastructure — including food and agriculture, emergency services and health care — were off limits to future attacks. It’s not yet known if the U.S. victims of the latest ransomware attack fell within those sectors.

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A software supply chain attack revealed in December included nine U.S. agencies and about 100 businesses as victims. Russian-state sponsored hackers were accused of the attack, where hackers implanted malicious code in updates for popular software for SolarWinds Corp. Customers who downloaded the updates inadvertently created a backdoor that the hackers could then exploit. It was particularly sophisticated and highlighted the terrifying potential of supply-chain hacks.

More recently, ransomware attacks on Colonial Pipeline Co., the operator of the nation’s largest fuel pipeline, and JBS have revealed gaping security vulnerabilities in crucial U.S. businesses. Both Colonial and JBS paid the hackers millions of dollars. The hackers behind the Colonial attack, a group called DarkSide, have also been tied to Russia.

Friday’s attack appears to combine a supply-chain attack with ransomware, vastly increasing the number of potential victims and presumably, the payout. Ransomware is a type of attack in which hackers encrypt computer files and then demand payment to unlock them.

Among the companies targeted was Kaseya Ltd., a Miami-based developer of software for managed service providers, as a way to attack its customers, according to cybersecurity experts.

“What makes this attack stand out is the trickle-down effect, from the managed service provider to the small business,” Hammond said. “Kaseya handles large enterprise all the way to small businesses globally, so ultimately, it has the potential to spread to any size or scale business.”

In a statement, Kaseya said it has notified the FBI. The company said it had so far identified less than 40 customers that were impacted by the attack.

Allan Liska, a senior threat analyst at cybersecurity firm Recorded Future Inc., said REvil was behind the attacks.

Eric Goldstein, the executive assistant director for cybersecurity at the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said the group is closely monitoring this situation.

Do you really think that random online hackers would be able to target the United States and 17 other countries?

We highly doubt it.

It’s more likely that this is a state-sponsored attack.

Yet Biden needs his notecards to answer that question.

And even when he pulls out the notecard, he can’t truly answer it!

During President Trump’s four years in office, there was never an attack like this.

Why?

Because President Trump was strong.

He promoted America First.

Our enemies knew better than to attack us, because “peace through strength” truly works.

However, Biden is weak.

There cannot be “peace through weakness.”

Reuters confirms that Biden has ordered a probe of who did the attack:

President Joe Biden said on Saturday he has directed U.S. intelligence agencies to investigate who was behind a sophisticated ransomware attack that hit hundreds of American businesses and led to suspicions of Russian gang involvement.

Security firm Huntress Labs said on Friday it believed the Russia-linked REvil ransomware gang was to blame for the latest ransomware outbreak. read more Last month, the FBI blamed the same group for paralyzing meat packer JBS SA (JBSS3.SA).

Biden, on a visit to Michigan to promote his vaccination program, was asked about the hack while shopping for pies at a cherry orchard market.

Biden said “we’re not certain” who is behind the attack. “The initial thinking was it was not the Russian government but we’re not sure yet,” he said.

Biden said he had directed U.S. intelligence agencies to investigate, and the United States will respond if they determine Russia is to blame.

During a summit in Geneva on June 16, Biden urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to crack down on cyber hackers emanating from Russia, and warned of consequences if such ransomware attacks continued to proliferate.

Biden said he would receive a briefing about the latest attack on Sunday.

“If it is either with the knowledge of and/or a consequence of Russia then I told Putin we will respond,” Biden said, referring to what he told Putin in Geneva.

The hackers who struck on Friday hijacked widely used technology management software from a Miami-based supplier called Kaseya. They changed a Kaseya tool called VSA, used by companies that manage technology at smaller businesses. They then encrypted the files of those providers’ customers simultaneously.

Huntress said it was tracking eight managed service providers that had been used to infect some 200 clients.

Kaseya said on its own website on Friday that it was investigating a “potential attack” on VSA, which is used by IT professionals to manage servers, desktops, network devices and printers.

“This is a colossal and devastating supply chain attack,” Huntress senior security researcher John Hammond said in an email, referring to an increasingly high profile hacker technique of hijacking one piece of software to compromise hundreds or thousands of users at a time.

It’s not uncommon for foreign adversaries to “test” a new administration.

Whereas Trump responded strongly and decisively, Biden appears to be dithering around.

Is Biden truly who the American people voted to represent their best interest?!

Based on today’s performance, we truly doubt it!



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