Biden apologized for criticizing the “MediaBuzz” reporter, and the host Howard Kurtz weighed the tension between the president and CNN reporters, saying that he had “no reason” to criticize reporters as a “routine” issue.
Security experts told reporters that the list of 16 key infrastructure entities in Russia’s cyber-attack “forbidden zone” has given the Russians the green light and can target all content not on the list without facing serious consequences. Russian cybercriminals are believed to be behind several recent cyberattacks against Colonial Pipeline and meat processing company JBS Holdings. Both companies paid millions of dollars in ransoms to regain access to their systems.
Biden told reporters on Wednesday that he provided President Vladimir Putin (Vladimir Putin) with a list of 16 key infrastructure entities that “banned” Russian cyberattacks: “I talked about certain key The claim that the infrastructure should be outside the scope of the attack—period—by the network or by any other means. If I remember correctly, I gave you a list—not in front of me—16 specific entities; 16 grounds U.S. policy is defined as critical infrastructure, from the energy sector to our water system.” Biden’s “forbidden zone” list has led experts and congressmen to question whether anything not on the list has become a target.
“Once you draw a red circle around things you don’t want Russia to attack, you are telling Russia what is most valuable to you, and you can attack anything else without serious consequences,” said Li, the chief investigator of the institute.
The Hudson Institute told reporters. “In fact, apart from these 16 things, it may induce Russia to increase its attacks on all other entities. We should complicate Russia’s calculations, not make them simpler, and of course, it will not give any type of Greenlight for the attack.” Heinrichs added.
Kara Frederick, a technology policy researcher at the Heritage Foundation, said: “I am very cautious about Biden’s actions at this summit because we should levy costs when a cyber-attack occurs and when the attack reaches the responsibility level of a certain country. “Frederick said: “Most cybercriminals in Russia carry out their activities with the acquiescence of the state.” “Instead of drawing a target on 16 of these things, we should disrupt their networks,” he added. Tao. These criticisms were responded to by a long list of Republicans on Capitol Hill, whose reactions to Biden’s list ranged from disbelief to anger.
Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson told reporters on Thursday that Biden appeared to “have drawn a red line with Putin and he must execute it now” and said that the president “requested” Russia to stop cyberattacks in only 16 areas. This is true. It’s weird. “In addition to the decision not to impose sanctions to prevent the completion of the North Stream 2 pipeline, its limited demand for cyber attacks shows that our opponents will notice and take advantage of this weakness,” said Johnson, who is a member of the Senate Committee on Government Affairs, membership, and national security. “The summit between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed our biggest worry: He is too weak to fight against opponents,” New York Rep. Elise Stefanik told a reporter.
Stefanick, chairman of the Republican House of Representatives meeting, added: “President Biden has effectively given the green light for our opponents to launch cyberattacks on Americans. The entire United States should ban Russian-backed cyber attacks, not just critical infrastructure. “Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz told reporters: “President Biden couldn’t help pointing out his weaknesses, if not accidental.” “All the critical infrastructure in the United States is beyond Putin’s capabilities.”