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Joe Biden Blames President Trump for Mega-Hack Attack Tied to Russia

The attack affected a number of US government systems, including email servers at The Treasury Department.

As news of a terrifying cyberattack against America was trickling out to the press this week, many Americans were worried about how this hack could affect our ability to govern – seeing as the targets were largely major organizations within our own federal government.

The hack had been ongoing for months before it was noticed, with the Russians being eyed as the likely culprit in a scheme that gave their cyber warriors a backdoor into a number of systems in and around the Capitol.  This included the ability to monitor email traffic in at least the Treasury Department, and maybe much, much more.

But not everyone was looking forward after the attack was discovered, with Joe Biden specifically looking to somehow blame President Trump for the issue.

President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday assailed the Trump administration for failing to fortify the nation’s cyber defenses, and called on President Donald Trump to publicly identify the perpetrator of a massive breach of U.S. government agencies — a hack some of Trump’s top allies have blamed on Russia.

Biden, who is being briefed on high-level intelligence in preparation for taking office next month, said planning for the hack began as early as 2019. Several federal agencies, including the Treasury Department, have said they were targeted.

“There’s still so much we don’t know,” Biden said during a news conference in Wilmington, Delaware. “But we know this much: This attack constitutes a grave risk to our national security. It was carefully planned and carefully orchestrated.”

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And then, more directly:

“The truth is, the Trump administration failed to prioritize cybersecurity,” Biden said. “This assault happened on Donald Trump’s watch, while he wasn’t watching.”

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President Trump has not publicly acknowledged Russia’s likely role in the attack, which could leave the job of disciplining the Kremlin to Biden, should he be inaugurated on January 20th.

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