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    Default Was it Russia? Or....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL9q2lOZ1Fw

    Watch hackers break into the US power grid

    A power company in the Midwest hired a group of white hat hackers known as RedTeam Security to test its defenses. We followed them around for 3 days, as they attempted to break into buildings and hack into its network, with the goal of gaining full access. And it was all much easier than you might think. Based on our experiences, it would seem that power companies need to step up their game in the fight against cyber attackers or it could be "lights out."

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    Russians breach Vermont utility

    http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecur...-electric-grid


    Russia-Linked Malware Found On Vermont Electric Utility Laptop

    http://www.wbur.org/news/2016/12/31/...ectric-utility


    The Latest: Vermont governor 'outraged' over utility malware


    http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2...y-malware.html
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    Colchester-based utility Green Mountain Power said Friday a complete check of its systems has found "no security concerns."
    http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2016/12/30/latest-vermont-governor-outraged-over-utility-malware.html

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    Updated story

    Russian operation hacked a Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security, officials say


    While the Russians did not actively use the code to disrupt
    operations, according to officials who spoke on the condition of
    anonymity to discuss a security matter, the discovery underscores the
    vulnerabilities of the nation’s electrical grid. And it raises fears in
    the U.S. government that Russian government hackers are actively trying
    to penetrate the grid to carry out potential attacks.

    Officials in government and the utility industry regularly monitor the grid
    because it is highly computerized and any disruptions can have
    disastrous implications for the country’s medical and emergency
    services.

    Burlington Electric said in a statement that the
    company detected a malware code used in the Grizzly Steppe operation in a
    laptop that was not connected to the organization’s grid systems. The
    firm said it took immediate action to isolate the laptop and alert
    federal authorities.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...6f_story.html?
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    I can't make a phone call or send an email that isn't scanned for suspect verbiage and I'm to believe that, somehow, Russian malware found it's way onto some gubmnt pogue's laptop, that wasn't connected to anything but caused lights to flicker and briefly dim all throughout the free world and in response "we're" to consider a preemptive first strike?

    Sounds about right ....

    "Burlington Electric said in a statement that the
    company detected a malware code used in the Grizzly Steppe operation in a
    laptop that was not connected to the organization’s grid system
    s."

    Could it be, there is also Russian porn on that laptop?

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    Update #2

    Russian government hackers do not appear to have targeted Vermont utility, say people close to investigation


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...d5_story.html?
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    Gee, another lie exposed by the Fake News media.....

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