Vermont Electric Company Infected with Russian Malware

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    Vermont utility finds alleged Russian malware on computer

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    A Vermont electric company said Friday it had found on a company laptop the same kind of malicious software that US authorities believe was used by Russian hackers in an attempt to influence November's election.

    Burlington Electric said it found the code after utility companies nationwide were sent an alert by the Department of Homeland Security.
    The company, which serves 19,600 customers in Vermont, said the malware was on a laptop that is not connected to the organization's power grid systems.
    "Our team is working with federal officials to trace this malware and prevent any other attempts to infiltrate utility systems," spokesman Mike Kanarick said.


    More -- : http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/30/us/grizzly-steppe-malware-burlington-electric/index.html
     
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    Russia's government could be involved but Russian malware doesn't = state sponsored cyber attack. I agree, I think we over do it sometimes. |Eggonface|
     
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    Most of the "Russian Hacking" articles are BS, Russia has a massive criminal Cyber Mafia that is operating independently from the government. The government can use them once in a while but to label every attack from Russia as something state backed is absurd. The Russian government can't control every hacker in the country.
     
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