President Biden’s administration expressed concern about the increase in attacks of the type ransomware, and hopes to join efforts with other countries to share experiences and articulate mechanisms of action.
The White House It seems to have plans within the framework of cybersecurity month, for which it contemplates convening a total of 30 nations to participate in a series of efforts focused on the area of cybersecurity.
White House summons nations to protect cybersecurity
This was reported by the White House In a statement published today on its official website, where the president of the United States, Joe Biden, highlights the importance of coordinating efforts to guarantee the necessary cybersecurity measures to stop hackers and bad actors, which seek to take advantage of new technologies for illicit purposes.
Regarding plans in this matter, President Biden wrote:
“We are also partnering closely with nations around the world on these shared threats, including our NATO allies and G7 partners. This month, the United States will bring together 30 countries to accelerate our cooperation in the fight against cybercrime, enhancing collaboration among law enforcement agencies, stopping the illicit use of cryptocurrencies, and engaging diplomatically on these issues. We are forming a coalition of nations to promote and invest in reliable 5G technology and to better secure our supply chains. And we are bringing the full force of our capabilities to disrupt malicious cyber activity, including managing the risks and opportunities of emerging technologies such as quantum computing and artificial intelligence. “
Cryptocurrencies in the focus of interest
Although the statement speaks of various threats to cybersecurity, one of the central focuses seems to be the use of cryptocurrencies in digital crimes, specifically pointing to attacks of the type ransomware:
“I am committed to strengthening our cybersecurity by strengthening our critical infrastructure against cyberattacks, disrupting ransomware networks, working to establish and promote clear rules of the road for all nations in cyberspace, and making it clear that we will hold those who threaten our security accountable. In May, I issued an executive order to modernize our defenses and position the federal government to lead, rather than lag, in its own cybersecurity. “
Although Biden is convening an international coalition to work in favor of cybersecurity, his administration has already been coordinating efforts with other countries precisely to close the way to cybercriminals. Recently the US government requested support from Russia to combat the hacker gangs that operate from that nation, this at the rate of an attack of the type ransomware that compromised the operations of Colonial Pipeline, the company responsible for one of the main oil pipelines in the United States.
Let us bear in mind that in more recent times, the Treasury Department also issued the first sanctions against a crypto exchange, Your ex, which is registered in Prague and operates with headquarters in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, precisely because of its links with illegal activities.
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