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Rep. Thompson issues cybersecurity warning

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The Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Representative Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), has issued a cybersecurity warning amid the ongoing Russian attacks in Ukraine.

Here’s the statement from Thompson, Vice Chairman Ritchie Torres (D-NY), and Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, & Innovation Representative Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY):

“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a brazen assault on democracy, not just in Ukraine, but democracies around the globe. This unprovoked attack will have repercussions beyond Ukraine and surrounding countries. Indeed, we have already seen Russia use cyberattacks against Ukraine that risk effects outside its borders.

This is a time for Americans to be vigilant, particularly in the cyber domain. Threats in this domain are not new, but the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine may lead to more cyber attacks and more victims in America. We live in a free and open society, and that freedom can leave us vulnerable to these attacks from Russia and the criminal organizations it harbors. We urge all Americans to take prudent steps to protect themselves and their businesses online.  

CISA has published very helpful, easy and practical steps to help Americans protect themselves. We appreciate the work they have done to help maintain and protect our homeland security, and we urge Americans to take advantage of CISA’s information and resources at this critical time.”

For live updates on on Russia’s assault against Ukraine, click here.


READ: President Biden announces sanctions against Russia

WATCH: Senator Wicker calls Putin a ‘modern-day Adolf Hitler’

READ: Helsinki Commission releases statement on Ukraine attack

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