Russian Hacking Operation Code Detected Within US Electrical Grid


After being alerted last night by the Department of Homeland Security about malware code used in Grizzly Steppe, Russia’s hacking campaign against us political institutions, Burlington Electric Department performed a scan, the utility said in a statement. After finding the malware, the company took immediate steps to “isolate” the laptop and contacted federal officials. But it says “the code entered the Vermont utility’s computers”, while the utility spokesman said it was on one laptop.The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security concluded in a report Friday that the election hack – dubbed “Grizzly Steppe” – was made possible through so called “spearphishing” emails that trick recipients into revealing their passwords. Our team is working with federal officials to trace this malware and prevent any other attempts to infiltrate utility systems. Russian hackers are reported to have successfully broken into a USA electricity grid. Thursday forecast: sunny and windy, high 55
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