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Biden Sees Risk of Russian Cyberattack on U.S. as Sanctions Bite

  • President warns private sector to harden its cyber defenses
  • White House cites ‘evolving intelligence’ of potential attacks
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WATCH:  Russia will pay a “high price” for a cyberattack, says State Department Spokesman Ned Price.Source: Bloomberg
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President Joe Biden warned Monday about new indications of possible Russian cyberattacks, pumping up the volume on weeks of growing concern about a possible Kremlin-ordered response to crushing sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine.

Biden reiterated those warnings, prompted by what he called “evolving intelligence that the Russian government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks.” He urged the the U.S. private sector: “Harden your cyber defense immediately.”