【Japan Himalaya League】 Author: 幽蘭自得 Translator: Ranting
The U.S. White House announced that ministerial and other senior officials from nearly 30 countries and international organizations, led and coordinated by the National Security Council, held videoconferences on Oct. 13 and 14 to address Russian and Chinese cyber extortion, Voice of America reported Oct. 13.
A senior Biden administration official reportedly said at a background briefing on the 12th that over the past few months, the U.S. has worked with allies and partner nations to hold accountable those engaged in malicious cyber behavior and has identified Russia and the CCP as carrying out malicious cyber operations with the broadest international support; next, the U.S. will join senior officials from 30 countries and the European Union to discuss how to accelerate cooperation to combat cyber extortion.
At the background briefing, senior U.S. officials also emphasized that the international video conference to deal with cyber extortion was not hosted by the United States, which only played a lead and coordinating role, and that Japan, Australia, Germany and the United States would host separate discussions on different topics during the two-day conference.
The official also said that since President Biden spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this year about cyber extortion, there has been some aggressive action on Moscow’s part to deal with it, but did not mention whether the Chinese Communist Party has made any efforts.
This joint international action adds credibility and strength to the U.S. accusations against the CCP in question. The Biden administration said that the multi-national accusations of malicious cyber behavior by the CCP government show that the Chinese Communist Party’s cyber behavior not only undermines the security and interests of the United States, but also threatens the economic and national security of several countries around the world.
Earlier this year, a number of U.S. businesses suffered cyber attacks and cyber extortion that impacted energy and food supplies in parts of the country.
Then, on July 19 of this year, the United States and its European and Asia-Pacific allies issued an unprecedented joint statement exposing what they said were malicious cyber attacks perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party’s Ministry of State Security against the United States and multiple allies, including the hiring of criminals by DSS personnel to commit cyber extortion against private companies for personal gain.
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