US Colonial Pipeline hackers based in Russia but not government-backed, Biden says

US Colonial Pipeline hackers based in Russia but not government-backed, Biden says

US President Joe Biden said he hopes to describe cybercrime with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, after a cyberattack forced US Colonial Pipeline to close off a large section of its activities, which normally carries fuel across the United States’ East Coast. The group behind the attack is trying to cultivate a “Robin Hood” image by giving part of the ransom to charity.

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