White House reviewing ransomware threat, Biden to discuss with Putin

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden is reviewing the threat posed by ransomware attacks and will discuss the issue of harboring such hackers with Russian President Vladimir Putin this month, the White House said on Wednesday. “The president has launched a rapid strategic review to address the increased threat of ransomware to include four major lines of effort” including disruption of ransomware infrastructure and actors, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. Putin and Biden will meet in Geneva on June 16, amid sharp disagreements over election interference, human rights and Ukrai…

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