If war, then because of a "major cyber injury".
During a visit to the secret service coordination ODNI, US President Biden warned of a war as a result of cyber attacks.
Washington - US President Joe Biden has warned of war following a large-scale cyberattack.
"If we end in a war, a real war with a great power, it will be as a result of a major cyber violation," he said on his first visit to the Office of the Intelligence Coordination (ODNI) since taking office, according to the White House speech.
"And the capabilities (for such a cyberattack) are growing exponentially," he added.
Biden does not want to "politicize" secret services
According to media reports, Biden spoke to around 120 employees of the ODNI, which oversees 17 US intelligence agencies.
At the same time he promised never to "politicize" the work of the ODNI.
His Republican predecessor Donald Trump had sharply criticized the secret services in some cases and, for example, questioned the findings of the American secret services about Russia's interference in the US elections in 2016.
With that he duped his own people.
The US government and several allies recently blamed communist China for "irresponsible malicious cyber activities."
The allegations also came from the European Union, Great Britain, NATO and other partners.
Among other things, the USA sees China behind the attack on the email software Exchange Server from the US group Microsoft in March.
Cyber threat continues to grow
"We've seen cyber threats, including ransomware attacks, increasingly capable of causing damage and disruption in the real world," said Biden. And literally: "I can't guarantee that, and you are as well informed as I am, but I think it's more likely that we'll end up - well, if we end up in a war, a real war with a great power then as a consequence of a cyber attack of great importance