12/19/2020, 6:51 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Pompeo: It's clear Russia stands behind cyberattack

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo argued on Fox News it's "pretty clear" that Russia stands behind the recent major cyberattacks on American companies and institutions.

"There was a significant effort to use a piece of third-party software to essentially embed code inside of government systems and it now appears systems of private companies and companies and governments across the world as well," Pompeo claimed.

Russia's foreign intelligence service SVR has been accused of standing behind the attacks, despite Moscow's denies of any involvement in the matter. President-elect Joe Biden also made comments on the occasion, saying that Washington must "deter its adversaries" from attempting to conduct such attacks, hinting the steps his administration will take after the transition in January.

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