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Biden Says Hack of U.S. Shows Trump Failed on Cybersecurity

  • Calls on Trump to identify Russia as culprit in attacks
  • Says hackers ‘can be assured we will respond’ to the attack
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WATCH: President-elect Joe Biden said a major hack of U.S. government agencies and companies isn’t being taken seriously enough by President Donald Trump.(Source: Bloomberg)
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President-elect Joe Biden lashed out at Donald Trump over a major hack of U.S. government agencies and companies, saying the president isn’t taking it seriously enough, while vowing to strengthen the nation’s cyberdefenses.

Biden blamed the Trump administration for having “failed to prioritize cybersecurity” during its four years in power. He also called on the president to clearly and publicly identify the culprit -- saying it’s widely believed to be Russia -- and take steps “to hold them to account.”