President Biden said he would “deliver” a message after the latest ransomware attack on American businesses, which some are calling the largest ransomware attack in history.
This is a clear test of Biden’s ability to deliver on his promise of consequences for Russia if the cyberattacks continued. Not only did they call what many considered his bluff, but Russian hackers raised the bet.
It’s important to remember that this is a totalitarian regime we’re talking about. Nothing gets by Putin: his government is fully aware that these cyberattacks are taking place. Even if the attacks aren’t being carried out by the Russian government, hackers do enjoy — at the very least — tacit permission.