Russian hackers penetrated US electricity grid: report

US authorities have not yet pinpointed why Russians targeted the electricity grid after code connected to Russian hacking efforts was found in a utility system in VermontA code connected to Russian hacking efforts has been discovered in a utility system in Vermont, which could point to vulnerabilities in the US electrical grid, The Washington Post reported Friday. The Burlington Electric Department said it had been alerted by the government Thursday night, carried out a scan and found the malware in one laptop not connected to its grid systems. A US federal law enforcement report released this week showed that Russian intelligence agencies over the last two years blanketed Democratic Party targets with malicious emails and have likely continued such efforts after November’s elections.

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