US President-elect Joe Biden confirmed Tuesday that the massive cyberattack that was attributed to Russia and targeted government agencies in the United States and senior officials cannot remain “without a response”, calling for “important decisions” to be taken against those responsible for what happened with the aim of “holding them accountable.”
Biden said at a press conference in Wilmington (northeast): “We cannot leave this without a response,” calling for “important decisions” to be taken against those responsible for what happened with the aim of “holding them accountable.” “This attack took place in the sight of Donald Trump while Was not seen. ”
He believed that “securing our cyberspace may cost billions of dollars. I will do whatever is necessary to achieve three goals: first, determine the extent of the damage, secondly how this will happen, and thirdly what I have to do at home, within my administration to protect (American cyberspace) in the future.”
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Unlike many political officials and some of them inside his government, President Trump played down the scale of this attack as well as Russia’s potential responsibility for it. On the other hand, Justice Minister Bill Barr, who will soon leave the government, announced that Moscow was behind the operation.
Biden also announced that next year he would ask Congress to vote on a new plan to support the US economy, badly affected by the Covid-19 epidemic.
Biden considered the $ 900 billion plan that was voted on Monday as a “first step,” adding, “Congress has done its job this week. I can and my duty to ask them to act again next year.”