Peskov denies Russia’s involvement in the cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline

Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov has said that Moscow was not involved in the hacker attack on the operator of one of the largest pipelines in the United States, the Сolonial Pipeline.

He also made a comment on the words of US President Joe Biden that the virus software associated with this attack may be located in Russia. Answering the question of whether Moscow is ready to cooperate with Washington on this case, Peskov stressed that “the United States refuses to cooperate in countering cybercrime.”

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“Russia has nothing to do with this,” said Peskov.

Earlier, US President Joe Biden confirmed that there is no information about Russia’s involvement in the cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline. According to the American leader, intelligence services did not report the alleged links between cybercriminals and Moscow.

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On May 8, it became known that the Colonial Pipeline was subjected to a cyberattack, the company was attacked by a ransomware virus. The hackers threatened to leak confidential information onto the Internet and leave computers locked. Colonial Pipeline had to shut down a pipeline that supplies about 45% of the fuel consumed on the US East Coast.

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