The White House warned corporate executives and business leaders on Thursday to step up security measures to protect against ransomware attacks after intrusions disrupted operations at a meatpacking company and a southeastern oil pipeline.
We urge you to take these critical steps to protect your organizations and the American public." Adding quote: “The private sector also has a critical responsibility to protect against these threats.
All organizations must recognize that no company is safe from being targeted by ransomware, regardless of size or location.” Neuberger also outlined immediate steps companies can take to protect themselves from ransomware attacks The letter comes after a major meatpacker resumed U.S. operations on Wednesday following a ransomware attack that disrupted meat production in North America and Australia.
A source familiar with the matter told Reuters that a Russia-linked hacking group that goes by the name of REvil and Sodinokibi was behind the cyberattack against JBS.
The latest cyberattack follows one last month by a group with ties to Russia on Colonial Pipeline, the largest fuel pipeline in the United States, which crippled fuel delivery for several days in the U.S. Southeast.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki addressed the issue on Wednesday: "I would say the President, President Biden certainly thinks that President Putin and the Russian government has a role to play in stopping and preventing these attacks, hence it will be a topic of discussion when they meet in two weeks."
Carol Leonnig, a co-author of the book “I Alone Can Fix It,” describes how former President Donald Trump reacted while he was watching the January 6 Capitol riot unfold on TV from inside the White House.
Seven Democratic senators on Thursday said that newly released materials show the FBI failed to fully investigate sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh when he was nominated to the court in 2018. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Cuban security minister and an interior ministry special forces unit for alleged human rights abuses in a crackdown on anti-government protests earlier this month. This report produced by Jonah Green.
President Joe Biden cracked a joke while explaining to CNN’s Don Lemon how he is adjusting to life at the White House, saying the first time he heard “Hail to the Chief” being played for him it left him wondering “where’s he at?”
U.S. military veteran Ramon Castro is in the middle of a 2,000-mile trek across the length of the U.S.-Mexico border to draw attention to the plight of U.S. veterans sent back to their countries of birth, some as a result of infractions like drug use that Castro said are associated with mental health struggles. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson, expected to be one of the biggest draws at the Tokyo Olympics, will miss the 100 meters at the Games after accepting a one-month ban for testing positive for cannabis during her U.S. trials victory in June. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Brian Stelter asks White House press secretary Jen Psaki about political news coverage; briefing room behavior; and President Biden’s accessibility. While Biden has only held one formal press conference to date, “he takes questions several times a week,” Psaki says.
Leaders of the Asia-Pacific trade group APEC, including U.S. President Joe Biden, Russia's Vladimir Putin, and China's Xi Jinping, pledged on Friday to work to expand sharing and manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines to fight the global pandemic. Gloria Tso reports.
Bruneau Dunes State Park offers the tallest single standing sand dune in North America, and along the Snake river visitors cool off and warm up in the Blue Heart Springs and Banbury Hot Springs. Going further south will reveal a rock climber’s paradise at City of Rocks.
A $9 billion oil pipeline that became a symbol of the rising political clout of climate change advocates and a flash point in U.S.-Canada relations was officially canceled on Wednesday. Gloria Tso reports.
Claudette continues to dump heavy rain across much of the Southeast. Although a tropical depression now, there is a chance of restrengthening to a tropical storm. CNN meteorologist Karen Maginnis has the latest.