No, the power grid in Vermont was not infiltrated by Russian hackers


You may have read or seen on social media a Washington Post story published Friday which claimed that Russian hackers had hacked the U.S. power system via an electrical grid in Vermont.

That’s not what happened and the incident is not necessarily connected to the alleged Russian hack of the Democratic National Committee.

The Washington Post has since amended its story:

What actually happened is that a single laptop belonging to the Burlington Electric utility was found to be infected with malware—software intended to damage or disable computer systems— that originated in Russia. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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