As significant cyberattacks have continued to attack the federal agencies in America for several months, outgoing US President Donald Trump has chosen to remain silent on the possible breach that poses ‘grave risk’ to the governmnet. As per the CNN report, when Trump convened his Cabinet at the White House on December 16, the heads of agencies subjected to the intrusion were not present including the Department of Defense, the State Department, the Justice Department. Moreover, even after the meeting, the US President did not say anything about the cyberattack that went undetected by the intelligence agencies for several months.
Recently, the FBI called the cyberattacks “a developing situation”. In a joint statement, FBI, CISA and ODNI said on December 16 that they are putting together a unified response to the breaches while understanding its effect on the networks within the agencies. In a statement, late Wednesday (local time), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) said that they have formed a Cyber Unified Coordination Group (UCG) to coordinate the response of the entire government.