Sullivan said the number of cyberattacks decreased after contacts between the United States and Russia

Assistant to the President of the United States Sullivan: the number of cyber attacks on the United States has decreased after contacts with the Russian Federation According to the adviser to the President of the United States, the number of ransomware attacks on infrastructure has decreased in recent months. He thanked Russia for detaining the hackers who staged such cyberattacks

The United States has noted a decrease in hacker activity in recent months, said Jake Sullivan, assistant to the president for national security. He thanked Russia for its assistance in this area.

“Over the past few months, we have seen a decrease in activity in the field of high-profile ransomware attacks against key infrastructure,”— he said in an interview with Foreign Policy.

He commended the Russian authorities' detention of “several criminals linked to extortionate cyberattacks in the United States.”

On January 14, the FSB reported on the suppression of the activities of the REvil hacker group, whose members used malware to steal money from the accounts of foreign citizens and companies. Alleged hackers were detained in 14 Russian cities, some of them were arrested. “The basis for the search activities was the appeal of the competent authorities of the United States”, — reported to the FSB.

According to the US authorities, the leader of the group is involved in “encroachments on the information resources of foreign high-tech companies by introducing malicious software, encrypting information and extorting money for its decryption.”

Among the victims of REvil were one of Apple's key partners, Quanta Computer, the largest meat producer JBS Foods, IT company Acer and others. According to a Kaspersky Lab report, the group earned $100 million in 2020.

The presidents of Russia and the United States have been discussing cyberattacks by hackers since last summer. Joe Biden demanded that Vladimir Putin stop the activity of extortionists.

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