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Cyber Attacks Could Lead to War, Says Biden: FT


China is tightening regulations on tech companies' use of data and wants better cross-border control of data. Photo: Reuters.

(AF) US President Joe Biden has said recent cyber attacks thought to have originated from Russia and China are the cause of “damage and disruption in the real world” and warned such actions could lead to a “shooting war”, according to the Financial Times.

Biden indicated his ire was directed mainly at Russian President Vladimir Putin, who the US leader blames for speeding misinformation before the 2022 mid-term elections, the report stated. Full report: Financial Times 

 

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