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White House: If Russia fails to deal with hackers on its territory, the U.S. will do it

White House Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki said during a briefing that if the Russian authorities do not deal with hackers who threaten foreign companies with the help of ransomware viruses on their territory, the United States itself will deal with the issue.

“If the Russian leadership cannot or will not counter criminal elements residing in Russia, we will act,” she said.

Earlier, the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov said Russian authorities would do everything possible to stop cyberattacks from their territory.

Prior to that, the White House press secretary said that the United States is investigating a cyberattack on the Republican National Committee. She also noted that the committee blamed third parties for the attack and said that the attackers had failed to gain access to their data.

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