Hacking accusations are meant to stir conflict ahead of US summit, Russian president says

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said that accusations that the Russian state is in anyway linked to a recent ransomware attack against global meat supplier JBS are “nonsense.” The FBI has blamed the attack on REvil, a group thought to be based out of Russia. U.S. officials have not tied the attack to the Russian government. That breach came after an unrelated incident against Colonial Pipeline, a major U.S. fuel supplier, in which the FBI blamed another alleged Russia-based gang, DarkSide. “I have heard about some meat processing company, it’s nonsense, we understand it’s just laughable. A pipeline? It’s nonsense, too,” Putin told a Russian news station. U.S. President Joe Biden emphasized in May that U.S. intelligence officials do not believe the Russian government was involved in the Colonial Pipeline hack. “We do not believe — emphasis on we do not believe — the Russian government was involved in
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