No Evidence Russia Trying to Stop Ransomware Attacks, FBI Says

Sept. 14, 2021, 2:13 PM

The Biden administration has asked Moscow for help in stopping hackers from carrying out ransomware attacks from inside Russia but has not gotten any assistance, according to a FBI official.

  • “There is no indication that the Russian government has taken action to crack down on ransomware actors that are operating in the permissive environment there,” FBI Deputy Director Paul Abbate says at an intelligence conference
  • NOTE: The assessment comes after President Joe Biden recently brought the matter up in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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