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Rep. Johnson worried that United States unprepared for cyber threats

Published: Jun. 12, 2021 at 10:59 PM MDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Threats to cybersecurity are sure to be a talking point among world leaders at this weekend’s G-7 summit.

On Thursday, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned that cyber threats are increasing at a rapid pace, and said the FBI is currently investigating one hundred instances of ransomware attacks. This comes more than a week after a suspected Russian ransomware attack on JBS Meat Processing plants.

Rep. Dusty Johnson said that the United States isn’t doing enough to prepare for these threats.

”The reality is, just in the last few weeks we’ve had our federal government attacked, we’ve had meatpackers attacked, we’ve had pipelines attacked,” Johnson said. “These are critical assets to making sure that this country continues to run.”

Johnson said that he hopes the Biden administration can make bipartisan gestures to protect the U-S from bad actors.

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