“Look at what Russia is already doing about the 2022 election,” Biden said of the information he receives every day as president.
“This is a clear violation of our sovereignty,” Biden said.
He also criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin has “a real problem, he runs a nuclear-armed economy and nothing else. He knows he’s in real trouble, which in my view makes him even more dangerous,” Biden said.
The US president also expressed concern about the recent increase in cyber-attacks, including through extortion programs, hackers encrypting victims’ data and then demanding ransom money to restore access to the data.
“If we find ourselves in a war, a real war with shooting, (..) it will be the consequence of a cyber attack,” Biden said.
In the United States, a mid-term election will be held in the fall of 2022, in which all seats in the House of Representatives and a third of seats in the Senate will be distributed.
Washington recently accused Beijing of carrying out a large-scale cyber attack in March Microsoft Exchange servers, and the White House has repeatedly called on Russia to crack down on cyber-attacks.