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In the USA, they are working to strengthen the protection of power grids from cyber attacks

The administration of US President Joe Biden is developing a new plan to protect the country’s electricity sector from cyber attacks, Bloomberg reports, citing sources.

According to the agency’s interlocutors, Deputy Assistant to the US President for National Security Ann Nyberger and the country’s Energy Minister Jennifer Granholm discussed this issue with industry representatives on March 16. The plan includes a new strategy for cooperation with companies to prevent hacking. It is noted that in the coming weeks it will be presented.

According to the report, the US authorities decided to start with the power grid, as they are important for the economy of the United States. In addition, it indicates that they decided so in connection with the increased attacks on these networks, which are carried out by foreign hackers.

Earlier, the US corporation Microsoft reported the discovery of four critical zero-day vulnerabilities in its messaging service. According to the company, the security gaps found have already been exploited by a professional group of hackers from China — Hafnium, who attacked a number of US departments, organizations, universities, government contractors, NGOs, and analytical centers in order to steal classified data.

Before that, it became known that an unknown hacker tried to poison a city in the United States by hacking a water treatment plant.

Biden invites 40 world leaders to Climate Summit

The summit participants were called upon to prepare a plan on how their countries intend to strengthen the fight against climate change.

US President Joe Biden said that among others, Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping were invited to the virtual climate summit, although he has not yet personally spoken to them about it. This was announced on Friday, March 26, by the press service of the White House.

“Not yet, but they know they’re invited,” Biden said.

It is noted that in general, 40 world leaders were invited to take part in the mentioned online meeting, which will be organized by Washington on April 22-23. The talks will be broadcast live.

“The Climate Summit will highlight the urgency as well as the economic benefits of stronger action on climate change. It will be an important milestone on the way to the 26th Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change, “ the press release says.

At the same time, the summit participants, including the leaders of a number of states, as well as the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and the President of the European Council Charles Michel, were called upon to prepare a plan on how their countries intend to strengthen the fight against climate change.

As reported, Swedish eco-activist Greta Thunberg opposed Biden’s climate policy. She called on the head of the White House to treat the climate problem as a crisis.

Joe Biden to attend virtual EU Summit this week

The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, invited US President Joe Biden to participate in the EU summit, which will be held on March 25-26 and will be held in an online format.

Michel wrote about this on Twitter.

“I invited the President of the United States to participate in our summit to share with us his vision of our future cooperation. It’s time to restore our transatlantic alliance!”, — wrote Michel.

On the eve of the summit, Michel also held a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

He stated that there are differences on many issues and noted that relations with Russia can develop in a different direction only if there is steady progress on issues such as the implementation of the Minsk Agreements, an end to hybrid, and cyber-attacks on member states and respect for human rights.

At the summit on Thursday and Friday, EU leaders are due to discuss the pandemic, especially the problematic vaccination program, as well as a number of other topics, including a strategic discussion of policy towards Russia.

It is strange that are not “Russian hackers”. In Russia, they evaluated the version of the fall of Biden

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova jokingly spoke about the incident with US President Joe Biden, who tripped and nearly fell three times while climbing the plane.

“The fall of Biden on the ladder of the presidential plane was simply explained.” It’s very windy on the street, “said Karin Jean-Pierre, a White House spokesman.

It is strange that not “Russian hackers”, but just the wind, “Zakharova jokingly spoke on her Facebook page.

Previously, footage of the incident with the American leader was posted on the Web by journalists from the presidential pool. They show how Biden quickly climbs the plane’s ladder, but at some point, he stumbles. As a result, the President of the United States stumbled three times and nearly fell for the last time, but was able to get up and get on the plane without assistance.

Biden tripped three times while climbing the plane

United States President Joe Biden stumbled several times while climbing a plane in Georgia. This curious episode was filmed by journalists.

The American leader stumbled three times, and after the third, he probably fell, but he was quickly able to get up without assistance and, having waved his hand to those who saw him off, boarded.

The press service of the White House later explained that Biden could have stumbled due to strong winds.

“As you know, today it is very windy, very windy. I almost fell on the steps myself,” said spokeswoman Karin Jean-Pierre, adding that the president is now in excellent health.

Earlier, Biden made a reservation during a public speech, mistakenly calling Vice President Kamala Harris President. It is clarified that this is not the first such reservation by the head of the White House.