Biden Administration Gathers 30 Countries for a Meeting on Cybercrime and Ransomware

In a statement released on Friday, U.S. President Joe Biden declared that this month the White House will convoke a 30-country meeting in order to try to jointly fight against cybercrime and disrupt ransomware attacks.

The U.S. President stated that 30 countries, including NATO allies and the G7 partners, are expected to join the summit that will address the threat of ransomware attacks targeting businesses and entities all over the world. 

This month, the United States will bring together 30 countries to accelerate our cooperation in combatting cybercrime, improving law enforcement collaboration, stemming the illicit use of cryptocurrency, and engaging on these issues diplomatically.

I am committed to strengthening our cybersecurity by hardening our critical infrastructure against cyberattacks, disrupting ransomware networks, working to establish and promote clear rules of the road for all nations in cyberspace, and making clear we will hold accountable those that threaten our security.

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This announcement comes after a series of ransomware attacks this year that threatened US critical infrastructure organizations. Examples of such attacks are the ones on Colonial Pipeline, Kaseya, and the meatpacking org JBS.

US fuel supplier Colonial Pipeline was forced to shut down for days.

At the beginning of June, following the attacks on

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