Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said in an interview that Russian authorities would take all possible measures to prevent cyber attacks from their territory.
He also stated that Moscow had nothing to do with cybercriminal attacks on Western companies: Russia was not behind these attacks.
The ambassador added that cybersecurity issues will be discussed at a meeting of senior representatives of the two countries scheduled for next week and will be one of the main topics.
U.S. President Joe Biden intends to give Vladimir Putin a message on cybersecurity issues.
“I will give it to him,” Biden stressed. At the same time, the American president did not disclose the content of the message.
Biden and his aides discussed hacker attacks on American companies. Over the last weekend alone, at least 20 US companies were victims of hacker attacks.
The hacker groups are operating from the territory of Russia. Earlier, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that Moscow must bear responsibility for the actions of hacker groups operating from Russia, even if these communities are in no way connected with government agencies.
The issue of cybersecurity was also raised by Biden at a meeting with the Russian president in Geneva. There, if we follow their answers at press conferences after the summit, they agreed on the need to fight cybercriminals.