Malware At Vermont Utility Ignites Cries Of Russian Grid Hacking – Just One Problem
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Panic flared Saturday as Vermont Democrats and the mainstream media raised the alarm that Russian hackers had infiltrated a Vermont utility, implying hackers had breached America’s power grid.
Reported by Western Journalism:
In the initial version of the story, The Washington Post headlined its report, “Russian hackers penetrated U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont, officials say.”
However, the facts were less alarming.
Burlington Electric, a Vermont-based utility, said that on Friday it detected the same malware code that was used to hack the Democratic National Committee on a laptop computer.
The computer was not connected to the power grid, the company said.
Vermont Public Service Commissioner Christopher Recchia told The Burlington Free Press, “The grid is not in danger.”
The company, which had scanned its devices in response to a warning from the Department of Homeland Security, said it took immediate action to isolate the laptop and alert federal authorities.
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