The White House called on Russia to do more to crack down on ransomware groups operating from the country but conceded that Moscow has taken "some steps" after President Joe Biden urged his Russian counterpart to tackle the groups in the summer. A senior administration official told reporters that the US wants to see "follow-up actions" ahead of a 30-country virtual meeting on ransomware starting Wednesday. [Source]
President Joe Biden's first full day in office Thursday will include an intelligence briefing and a meeting with his administration's Covid-19 team, according to a schedule released by the White House late Wednesday.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, a moderate Democrat who has made his appeal to the disaffected working-class voters who deserted the party in 2016 a key part of his political identity, is set to launch his third run for the White House on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he would not run for president in 2016, ending months of indecision and removing one of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton's biggest potential obstacles to the party's nomination.