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Biden promises to punish those behind hack against US government

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US President-Elect Joe Biden said Thursday that a recently uncovered far-reaching cybersecurity breach against the US government was a matter of “great concern” and vowed swift action in response once he takes office next month.

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Biden, who will become president on Jan. 20, said his team will make the breach a top priority and would impose “substantial costs” on parties responsible for such cyberattacks.

“Our adversaries should know that, as President, I will not stand idly by in the face of cyber assaults on our nation,” he said in a statement.

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