31 Dec '16, 2am

Russian hackers penetrated Vermont electric utility - Washington Post

Russian hackers penetrated Vermont electric utility - Washington Post

WASHINGTON: A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected within the system of a Vermont electric utility, The Washington Post reported on Friday, citing unnamed U.S. officials. The Russians did not actively use the code to disrupt operations of the utility, the officials told the Post, but penetration of the nation's electrical grid is significant because it represents a potentially serious vulnerability. Reuters could not independently confirm the story. On Thursday, President Barack Obama ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian suspected spies and imposed sanctions on two Russian intelligence agencies over their involvement in hacking U.S. political groups in the 2016 presidential election. Government and utility industry officials regularly monitor the nation's electrical grid because it is highly c...

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