White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki mocked a reporter during Wednesday’s press briefing after the reporter asked her why Russian ransomware attacks against U.S. companies are seemingly on the rise under President Joe Biden.
The question from Fox News reporter Peter Doocy came after hackers believed to be from Russia have launched attacks on oil and meat companies, disrupting supply chains in the U.S.
“On the JBS hack, these hackers based in Russia have disrupted American gas supplies and American meat supplies,” Doocy said. “Why do you think that these ransomware attacks have been rising since President Biden took office?”
“Well, first, I would say these are private sector entities who have a responsibility to put in place measures to protect their own cybersecurity,” Psaki responded. “As it relates to why criminal actors are taking actions against private sector entities, I don’t think I’m the right one to speak to that.”
“So, a total coincidence?” Doocy asked.
“I think you could certainly go track