President-elect Joe Biden would not call the cyberattack an “act of war,” when asked by a reporter if he believes it is, but did say he has seen no evidence that it is under control.
“It is a grave risk and it continues,” Biden said in Delaware this afternoon. “I see no evidence that it’s under control.”
Biden says his team needs to look at the nature of the breach, the damage done and spoke of international “rules of the road” on cybersecurity to hold countries accountable.
He would also not foreshadow what options his incoming administration is looking at in terms of consequences.
Earlier, Biden slammed President Trump and his administration for not making an official attribution, saying it happened on “Donald Trump’s watch” when he wasn’t watching, accusing him of not prioritizing cybersecurity.
More on the hack: The US government is reeling from multiple data breaches at top federal agencies, the result of a worldwide hacking campaign with possible ties to Russia.
Investigators are still trying to figure out how much of the government may have been affected and how badly it may have been compromised.
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