NBC News: Biden ‘optimistic’ after call pressing Putin to crack down on Russian-based cyberattacks
The call came after a group of Russian hackers infected hundreds of organizations around the world over the Fourth of July weekend.
After the one-hour phone call, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said: “President Biden reiterated that the United States will take any necessary action to defend its people and its critical infrastructure in the face of this continuing challenge.”
Biden says he told Putin in phone call Friday that the U.S. will "expect" the Kremlin "to act on" ransomware attacks coming from Russia, even if they aren't sponsored by the government.
Reporter asks: Will there be consequences?
Biden: "Yes." pic.twitter.com/44QJ782o1f
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 9, 2021