Biden accuses Russia for spreading misinformation

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On July 27, US President Joe Biden accused his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for attempting to interfere in the 2022 congressional elections by spreading “misinformation.” Biden made these remarks against Putin to about 120 representatives of the US intelligence who gathered on this day at the headquarters of the office of the director of national intelligence (ODNI) in northern Virginia. “Look at what Russia doing already about the 2022 elections and misinformation,” said the US president, referring to the information he received during his daily briefing. “He is sitting on top of an economy that has nuclear weapons and nothing else. He knows he is in real trouble, which makes him even more dangerous in my view” he added.

The US president also talked about the recent increase in cyberattacks, including ransomware, allegedly conducted by Moscow. “If we end up in a war, a real shooting war, with a major power, it’s going to be as a consequence of a cyber breach,” Biden warned, adding that the ransomware attacks typically see hackers encrypting victims’ data and then demanding money for restored access.

The US midterm elections are scheduled to be held on November 8, 2022.

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