Joe’s taking a break from assisted care living at the White House and hitting the road to Michigan for the fourth of July weekend. Notice how happy he looks getting to have some ice cream after working so hard to stay concious.
— Moomers Homemade Ice Cream (@MoomersIceCream) July 3, 2021
In addition to having ice cream and continually being surrounded by children, he’s at the national cherry picking festival. This is huge since it’s not been done by a US president in over 40 years. Good job, Joe.
President Joe Biden will go to Traverse City, which is hosting the National Cherry Festival—an event previously attended by the presidents Herbert Hoover and Gerald Ford. He will also tour a cherry farm in nearby Antrim County. https://t.co/33G9pdR2yV
— Local 4 WDIV Detroit (@Local4News) July 3, 2021
Unfortunately, admid all the fun, America has been under a major cyber attack since Friday. The Daily Mail released a full story on it a few hours ago.
President Joe Biden has been slammed as ‘weak’ for his allegedly slow response to a global cyberattack that has affected at least 1,000 companies in the United States.
Sadly, more than 24 hours into the attack, Joe isn’t really sure what’s going on. Despite numerous sources tracing the attack back to Russia, Sleepy Joe still isn’t clear on what is happening.
“The president told reporters Saturday that it is not yet clear who is behind the latest cybersecurity breach to strike American businesses but insisted that he ‘will respond’ if it is tied to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
‘We’re not sure who it is,’ he said, while he celebrated the start of July 4 weekend at a cherry farm in Central Lake, Michigan.
It’s mind boggling that after the Colonial pipeline attack a couple of months ago, and the meat industry hack just two weeks after, Biden’s adminstration hasn’t done anything to address the hacker problem coming out of Russia.
According to specialists, what happened to the Colonial Pipeline was the most damaging cyber attack in American history.
“Officials said the hack was the most disruptive cyberattack on energy infrastructure in American history.
Biden’s answer to the whole situation has been lackluster at best. In fact, he’s mostly been ducking the issue and doing everything he can to deny Russia’s inolvement.
However, he said he should know more about the latest attack Sunday when he is briefed by US intelligence officials.
‘I directed the full resources of the government to assist in the response if needed,’ he said.
‘I directed the intelligence community to give me a deep dive on what’s happened. I’ll know better tomorrow.’
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said Friday it was ‘taking action to understand and address the recent supply-chain ransomware attack.’
That’s the equivelant of shuffling papers around on your desk when your boss asks you for the report you never actually wrote.
Why is Joe dragging his feet about this? He can’t possibly expect us to believe that with the CIA, FBI and the resources of the international intelligence community that he still doesn’t have a clear picture of what’s going on?
The reason why is because he promised to bring the hammer down if Russia was implicated in these attacks. During a sitdown with Putin in Geneva a couple of weeks ago, Biden told Putin to get a handle on Russian hackers or else Joe would bring the hurt.
Biden told Putin that 16 types of critical infrastructure – including food and agriculture, emergency services and health care – should be ‘off-limits’ to cyberattacks and warned of consequences if such attacks continued.
We all know Biden hates to make good on his threats. Doing so requires courage and boldness; two things Joe severly lacks.
Americans aren’t dumb. We can all see that Biden doesn’t want to confront Russia. He’s scared. Joe keeps saying he doesn’t have any evidence of Russia’s involvement however, his own agencies are conflicting with that narrative.
Biden says he’s not sure if Russia is behind the attacks even though his own FBI confirmed that REvil, the hacker group is indeed based in Russia in June.
The FBI said in June REvil – the Russian cybercriminal group also known as Sodinokibi which is known to be one of the most prolific cyber gangs in the world – was behind the breach.
This came just weeks after Colonial Pipeline fell victim to an attack that forced the carrier of 45 percent of fuel to the East Coast to shut down its entire network and sparked a fuel crisis nationwide.
Back in December, several government agencies and top businesses were breached by a suspected Russian-state-sponsored group Nobelium via the SolarWind software.
And this is just the attacks we know about. There’s no telling how much more intelligence there is behind the scenes confirming Russia’s inolvement either by direct order or turning the other way.
Kevin McCarthy called Joe out on his cowardice via Twitter.
Remember when President Biden gave Putin a list of things that were supposed to be off-limits for cyber attacks? What he SHOULD have said is that ALL American targets are off-limits.
Biden is soft on crime and weak against Putin. https://t.co/i6E928akgD
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) July 3, 2021
Biden’s FBI has offered zero help, simply telling US companies to suck it up and not pay the ransom.
The FBI has urged companies not to pay ransoms but, in two of the biggest recent cyber attacks, it transpired that the victims bowed to the demands of the cyber criminals.
Joe’s lack of effort has cost American companies millions of dollars and affected nearly all Americans in a negative way. Remember the fuel crisis just a few weeks ago? Or what about the sticker shock when you walked the meat section at your grocery store?
JBS, the nation’s largest meat supplier, paid an $11million ransom in Bitcoin to the hackers who shut down its US plants.
Here’s the scary thing. The attacks are getting worse. They are getting more malicious and wide spread.
Some cybersecurity researchers believe the ransomware attack could be one of the broadest on record.
Cybersecurity expert Dmitri Alperovitch of the Silverado Policy Accelerator think tank said ‘the number of victims here is already over a thousand and will likely reach into the tens of thousands.’
It’s not just about the company’s themselves, it’s the user data, information of American citizens that are increasingly at risk to these cyber attackers. If Joe continues to do nothing, we could soon see millions of private American citizens’
data being held for ransom in the same way these companies are now.
This is the price of weak leadership in the most powerful position in the world.