Incoming White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain claims under the administration of U.S President elect Joe Biden hacking will attract more than just sanctions. Klain said Biden has already assembled a team which is putting measures in place to contain hackers especially from Russia who have penetrated a lot of U.S government entities.
“It’s not just sanctions. It’s steps and things we could do to degrade the capacity of foreign actors to engage in this sort of attack,” said Klain.
According to klain, much about these hacking attacks still remains unknown. “I think there are still a lot of unanswered questions about the purpose, nature, and extent of these specific attacks,” he added.
Sources have revealed the recently established taskforce is contemplating punishing Russia using schemes including financial penalties or even retaliatory hacks targeting Russia’s infrastructure.
Russia’s government strongly denies these hacking allegations, while speaking at Russia’s SVR foreign intelligence agency function President Vladimir Putin congratulated the agency on job well done saying he was impressed by the difficult professional operations conducted by the agency.
Mitt Romney, a United States Senator said data hacking is causing extraordinary damage. “This demands a response. This is something we have to address as soon as possible,” added the Republican Senator.