US President Joe Biden on Tuesday July 27 accused Russia of seeking to disrupt the 2022 legislative elections in the United States by spreading
, in a speech to the intelligence services.
“Look at what Russia is already doing with the 2022 elections and disinformation.
It is an outright violation of our sovereignty, ”
he said during a visit to the Office of the Directorate of National Intelligence, near Washington, referring to information he received on this subject at the time. a daily briefing.
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The American president also attacked his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
The Russian president
"has a real problem, he's the head of an economy that has nuclear weapons and oil wells and nothing else,"
Joe Biden said, adding:
"It makes him even more dangerous according to him. me."
If we find ourselves at war, in a real armed war, with another great power, it will be because of a cyberattack.
The American president also expressed his concern at the intensification of cyber attacks, including via "ransomware", which consist in breaking into the networks of an entity to encrypt its data, then demanding a ransom, the most often in bitcoins, in exchange for the decryption key.
"If we find ourselves at war, in a real armed war, with another great power, it will be because of a cyberattack,"
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In the fall of 2022 should be held in the US elections called "mid-term" (
mid term elections
), during which all the seats in the House of Representatives and one third of Senate seats are renewed.
The United States recently blamed China for the massive hack against Microsoft's Exchange messaging services in March, and the White House has also repeatedly called on Russia to act against "ransomware" attacks. from its ground.