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Biden's Chief of Staff Says Response to Hack Will Go Beyond Sanctions

•, Dave DeCamp

The incoming White House chief of staff for Joe Biden said on Sunday that the next administration's response to a recently discovered cyberattack that targeted several government agencies will be more than "just sanctions."

"In terms of the measures that a Biden administration would take in response to an attack like this — I want to be very clear — it's not just sanctions," Ron Klain told CBS. "It's also steps and things we could do to degrade the capacity of foreign actors to repeat this sort of attack."

Since the hack on the software company SolarWinds was first reported, many in the media and in Congress were quick to blame Russia. Despite a lack of evidence that Moscow was involved, the Biden administration is reportedly mulling ways to retaliate against Russia. Sources told Reuters that options being considered are financial penalties and hacks on Russia's infrastructure.