Joe Biden refused to admit if hackers behind the Colonial Pipeline shutdown received a multi-million dollar ransom to get it up and running again. While speaking from the White House Thursday, he replied “no comment” when asked about the ransom payment.
Biden went on to say he believes the Russian government was not involved, but the ransomware group behind the attack is likely run by criminals living in Russia. He also said the Department of Justice is launching an anti-ransomware task force to counter such incidents.
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.@POTUS on Colonial Pipeline: "Fuel is beginning to flow…They should be reaching full operational capacity as we speak…this is not like flicking on a light switch…we expect to see a region by region return to normalcy beginning this weekend." pic.twitter.com/25ySWVMuL3
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Could he be waiting for the “Big Guys 10% ” .
Maybe! BUT we’ve seen in the past, the dems almost celebrate when OTHER companies “DId the right thing” and paid up for ransoms.. SO it wouldn’t surprise me to see it done here.
“Could he be waiting for the “Big Guys 10% ” .”
It wouldn’t surprise me if Betrayal Biden did get a 10% kickback.
It was caught on his son’s emails that Hunter Biden paid the Betrayal Biden 10% of all of the
cons and shakedowns he pulled off because Betrayal Biden was vice president.
AND i find it highly suspect, in today’s news announcement that the hacker group responsible, is supposedly “Shutting up shop, cause of US govt attention’…
For all the openess we were promised though didn’t believe we learn very liitle at any briefing. There seems to lies, circuitous ramblings that answer nothing, or an outright can’t tell. Are we surprised? NO!
The hackers wouldn’t be associates of the Democrat Party, would they Joe? Can’t come clean on yet another thing because you have something else to hide?
AND i doubt ANY Criminal activity of THIS magnitude goes on in russia, that the FSB and govt IS NOT AWARE of let alone involved in..
Did the Dem’s do it, forcing a green agenda. Did the Republican’s do it forcing that green is not here and will not work. Did the Russians do it as that seems the group to blame for everything when you want to keep pointing fingers at the Donald?
Or did sleepy Joe just flip the wrong switch one morning and now the Dem’s are capitalizing on a disaster that one should never let go?
I guess no matter what, we should have kept these pipelines up and running and make sure that companies protect themselves from the internet. Yes it’s expensive but you have to do it.
my thoughts exactly!
IMO THE EASIEST thing to do, is to take EVERY DAMN Pipeline and govt agency< OFF THE INTERNET.. Make them work on an INTRANET (self contained), that way they won't HAVE To worry about being hacked from outside.
This whole scenario leaves so much opportunity for the Democrats to engage in Russian collusion, only a corrupt media could cover it with a blanket of lies and denial it even happened. No doubt Hunter was the intermediary of the billions in payoff with the Biden crime family getting more than 10%.
Trump – ” Millions for defense, but not a cent for tribute”
Biden – ” Millions for the Biden family, and not a cent for dispute.”
Are WE THE PEOPLE not getting fed up with being played the fool?
Most of WE THE PEOPLE have no clue as to what’s going on. All they know for sure is NFL football is months away.
YEa, too many are still just brainless drones.
Could it be because the taxpayers paid the ransom?
Wouldn’t shock me one bit, to find out WE paid it, and didn’t get told.
Thanks to Joe these are indeed Colonial times where 1 in 10 children were expected to die before the age of one. With Joe, the country’s energy supply is beginning to die in less than 4 months. For whites early in the Colonial period, the vast continent promised substantial social mobility. Even an indentured servant, after working practically as a slave for four to seven years could move out and find a better life. Same is happening today with the great mobility exit from Democrat run tax slave states to energy rich, job opportunity Conservative states like Texas. The only way Joe can keep them down on the Democrat plantation is to destroy their gas and fuel supply so they cannot travel.
Hunter should have paid it!
The Russians have nothing to worry about, as the Russians own Hunter (3.5 million dollars from the former Moscow Mayor’s wife) and Joe.
I will say this without hyperbole, anyone playing the cyber ransom game should get the death penalty if caught. This is serious business. The pipeline debacle is very small potatoes relative to what these scumbags could do to sensitive government entities, power grids and any number of strategic organizations that depend upon software. If the hackers are out of this country the CIA should sanction them for assassination (and leave a calling card so everyone would know who did it). If it is a sovereign government that is responsible we should respond in kind. That is the only way this can be effectively discouraged.
I think the eclectic power grid is the next target. Not the whole shebang, just a small portion of it to prove they have the ability.
Sorry for the typo. Should be “electric.”
IMO if they know WHAT BUILDING these hackers were in. SEND A TOMAHAWK INTO IT!
Of course it wasn’t 4 million. It was 5, but Dark side only kept 1 million. The rest was divided up among Soros and the leadership of the dummycrats.
Probably refuses to comment because it was his admin that paid the ransom!
OR maybe it was paid TO HIS Administration!
From his refusal to comment, the answer is yes the ransom was paid. It is also likely that the taxpayers paid it.