US Administration May Impose Sanctions on Russia because of Cyber Attack
OREANDA-NEWS. Reuters agency, citing sources, reported that US president-elect Joe Biden’s team is discussing possible response for Russia due to the massive hacker attack. Future chief of staff, Ron Klein, said that not just sanctions are being prepared against the organizers of the hack, and measures will reduce the ability to carry out such attacks. At the same time, the Energy Secretary nominee Jennifer Granholm said that it is still unknown who is behind the hack.Reuters’ interlocutors said that after the inauguration, the administration of Biden will consider possible options for response to the Russian Federation. Imposition of tough economic sanctions and a cyber attack on Russian infrastructure are among them. It is noted that Biden’s team is discussing the creation of means of deterring Russia’s ability to carry out cyber espionage in the future. At the same time, the team of the president-elect intends to avoid escalating the conflict between the countries.