Security chief says Russia will cooperate with US against hackers

Security chief says Russia will cooperate with US against hackers

The US has accused those responsible for some of the attacks of working directly for the Russian government (Photo: Westend61 via Getty Images)

Russia will work closely with the United States cyber criminalsThe head of the Russian security service said on Wednesday, a week after the countries’ presidents agreed to increase cooperation in some areas.

Alexander Bortnikov said the security agency would follow up on deals struck by Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden during talks on cybersecurity issues at last week’s summit in Switzerland, his first face-to-face since Biden took office in January. meeting.

“We will work together (to trace the hackers) and look forward to reciprocity,” Bortnikov said at a security conference in Moscow, according to the RIA news agency.

Another high-ranking official said Moscow was awaiting a response from Washington on questions about cyber security issues, the Tas news agency reported.

At the summit, Biden told Putin that some critical infrastructure should be “out of reach” of cyber attacks as cybercriminals seeking rescue temporarily shut down a major US pipeline network, fueling and started a race to fill the stations.

In some cases of cyber attacks, the US accuses the Russian government or those responsible for working directly for the Russian territory. The Kremlin denies any state involvement in the action.

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