WH excludes Russia from global summit to combat ransomware attacks

WH excludes Russia from global summit to combat ransomware attacks


​The White House did not invite Russia — which the FBI has accused of harboring cybercriminals — to participate in a two-day ​summit on combating ​ransomware beginning Wednesday ​​that includes virtual discussions with 30 countries, a senior Biden administration official said.

“​Russia is not participating at this time, but we have a separate channel in which we’re actively discussing ransomware with Russia,” the administration official told reporters during a conference call Tuesday.​

The official said the administration expects the Kremlin to “address ransomware criminal activity coming from actors within Russia,” and discussions between Washington and Moscow have been “frank and professional.”​ 

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The White House also shared information with Russian about cybercrimes being conducted inside the country, the official said, adding that Moscow has taken some steps

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