A cyberattack that wreaked havoc at the world’s largest meat supplier likely came from a criminal organization in Russia, the White House said on Tuesday.
But that didn’t stop opportunist politicians from trying to blame the new president for something clearly out of his hands.
The US has contacted the Russian government over the ransomware attack and the FBI is investigating the matter, White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said during a press briefing.
But GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert tried to pile in, attempting to pin blame on the White House despite JBS being a private company - and people were quick to shoot down her attempt to do so, along with her bizarre reference to the November election and Republicans’ big lie.
“Is this yet another cyber attack with Biden “in charge?” she said on Twitter on Tuesday. “Maybe Dominion should branch out to make sure these companies are super secure.”
Cyber attack on the largest meat distributor?
Is this yet another cyber attack with Biden “in charge”?
Maybe Domi… https://t.co/4kV3Fyl322
Some cybersecurity experts reportedly think that there is no chance of staying safe from these ransomware attacks.
“Nothing is safe. Not the meatpacking industry, not the chemical industry, not the wastewater treatment industry, not Sony. Nothing,” former senior Department of Homeland Security official Paul Rosenzweig told USA Today on Monday.