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Hacking Risk Shadows U.S. Business as Russia Threatens Critics (1)

Feb. 24, 2022, 7:55 PM

A swath of major American businesses — from major banks to utility companies — is preparing for possible cyberattacks against their computer networks as Russia on Thursday threatened “consequences” for nations that interfere with its invasion of Ukraine.

Their concerns, echoed in C-suites and around Washington, follow recent warnings from the Biden administration that U.S. firms should harden their defenses against potential cyberattacks that could disrupt the nation’s critical infrastructure.

American officials say there are no current threats against the U.S. But they have nonetheless urged organizations to plan for worst-case scenarios and more aggressively monitor their computer networks for possible intrusions.

“Right now, ...