Local businesses on Brighton Beach worry after tensions rise in eastern Europe

Following President Joe Biden’s speech, an FBI cyber security official also asked U.S. businesses and governments to be mindful of potential Ransome attacks as the crisis develops.

News 12 Staff

Feb 23, 2022, 3:31 AM

Updated 819 days ago

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Brighton Beach is one of the most highly populated Russian and Ukrainian neighborhoods throughout the city, and with tensions growing in Eastern Europe, local businesses are reacting to the growing conflict.
A majority of the shops on Brighton Beach sell products that are directly imported from both Russia and Ukraine.
News 12 spoke to the vice president of a Russian food market who says he is worried his shipments will eventually stop coming in altogether.
Following President Joe Biden’s speech, an FBI cybersecurity official also asked U.S. businesses and governments to be mindful of potential ransomware attacks as the crisis develops.
Gov. Kathy Hochul says a team is being formed to keep a close watch on the threat of potential cyberattacks.
President Biden says beginning on Wednesday, the U.S. will also impose sanctions on Russian elites and family members and is prepared to defend every inch of NATO territory if it comes down to it.


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