FSB warns of US cyberattacks after Biden administration comments


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The Russian government has issued a security alert on Thursday evening warning Russian businesses of potential cyberattacks launched by the United States in response to the SolarWinds incident.

The Russian government’s response comes after comments made by the new Biden administration earlier in the day.

Answering questions about their plans on the SolarWinds hack, new White House officials said they reserved the right to respond at a time and manner of their choosing to any cyberattack.

Moscow’s response to this comment came hours later in the form of a security bulletin published by the National Coordination Center for Computer Incidents (NKTSKI), a security agency founded by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), Russia’s internal security and intelligence agency.

The short statement cited the Biden administration’s comments, interpreted as threats, and provided a list of 15 security best practices that businesses should adhere to in order to remain safe online.

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