A ransomware cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline, one of the largest energy companies in the United States, forced the temporary shutdown of its operations and was able to restart only after paying a reported $5 million to a group called the “DarkSide.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) addressing the event faulted Joe Biden‘s policies and his inability to act decisively as the reason for these “bad actors” to feel emboldened.
“The one thing that we haven’t seen from Joe Biden is a deterrent approach,” said Graham to Judge Jeanine on Fox News on Saturday.
“Is anybody in Russia afraid of hitting us again?” continued Graham. “The idea of graduating people to go into cybersecurity is not what I was looking for. I was looking for putting the Kremlin on notice that these people live in your backyard. We’re going to hold you accountable for their misadventure. I was looking for upping our game in terms of our laws, making cyber attacks like this cyber terrorism so that the people who did it could be could get death penalty or life in jail deterring people. I’m looking for Hamas to be deterred. They’re not looking for Mexico and Central America to stop the onslaught on the border. Everything Biden is touching is going to crap. So the bottom line is there’s a piling on effect all over the world because President Biden is showing weakness.”