Biden: ‘Prepared to Respond’ if Russia Pursues Cyberattacks Against U.S.

President Joe Biden warned Thursday that the federal government would respond to Russian aggression in cyberspace.

“If Russia pursues cyberattacks against our companies, our critical infrastructure, we are prepared to respond,” Biden said in the White House East Room. “For months, we’ve been working closely with the private sector to harden our cyber defenses, sharpen our ability to respond to the Russian cyberattacks as well.”

The remarks came hours after Russian troops invaded Ukraine and Russian hackers used denial-of-service attacks to disable Ukrainian government and financial sites.