Joe Biden’s message to criminals around the world: The US is too weak to stop cyberattacks so go ahead and hack our infrastructure.
Joe Biden’s Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo joined ABC’s “This Week” with host George Stephanopoulos on Sunday to discuss the US’s response to cyberattacks.
Gina Raimondo made it clear that cyberattacks are here to stay and will intensify.
The largest ferry service to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket was hit with a ransomware attack last Wednesday.
A hacking group with links to the Chinese government penetrated the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s computer systems in April.
In the last month, ransomware hackers have targeted the Colonial Pipeline and the world’s largest meat supplier.
A few weeks ago ransomware hackers shut down the Colonial Pipeline, creating gas lines and shortages in Southeastern states.
JBS, the world’s largest beef supplier was hit with a ransomware attack on Sunday, threatening US meat supply.
One-fifth of US beef production was wiped out after JBS paused processing at five of its biggest beef plants which manage a total of 22,500 cattle per day.
Joe Biden’s response? It’s a private sector issue and we don’t care.
In wake of numerous cyberattacks, @GStephanopoulos presses Commerce Sec. Gina Raimondo on whether the government should do more to force businesses to protect themselves and their customers: “It is clear that the private sector needs to be more vigilant.” https://t.co/B2TXQ21opD pic.twitter.com/trsAa8bziR
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) June 6, 2021