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U.S., Russian officials to meet on ransomware: WH

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"We expect to have a meeting next week focused on ransomware attacks," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters.

The ransomware attack on Friday scrambled the data of hundreds of small businesses worldwide, including many in the United States. Kaseya said in a statement on Tuesday they were never a threat to critical U.S. infrastructure, however.

The cyberattack was the latest in a series of intrusions from hackers who have made a lucrative business out of holding organizations' data hostage in return for digital currency payments.

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