Report of Russia hacking into Vermont power plant

Feb 2010
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"A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected within the system of a Vermont utility, according to U.S. officials.

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. "


https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...c2a61b0436f_story.html?utm_term=.4728bdc6a1ee


Not sure what to make of this story.

Timing curious. Intent curious.
 
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"A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected within the system of a Vermont utility, according to U.S. officials.

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. "


https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...c2a61b0436f_story.html?utm_term=.4728bdc6a1ee


Not sure what to make of this story.

Timing curious. Intent curious.
It's a fake news story.

http://politicalhotwire.com/current-events/162935-another-fake-news-story.html
 
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Malware was found on "a laptop". The post says the utility was hacked.

I think the post is streching the reality here.
It's a fake news story.

Apparently there is no connection to the Russians.

According to Robert M. Lee it was a common malware that is readily available for purchase.

Robert M. Lee, CEO and founder of cybersecurity company Dragos, which specializes in threats facing critical infrastructure, also noted that the IOCs included “commodity malware,” or hacking tools that are widely available for purchase.

Mr. Lee posted this on twitter:

https://twitter.com/RobertMLee/statu...rc=twsrc^tfw

http://politicalhotwire.com/current-events/162935-another-fake-news-story.html
 
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Malware was found on "a laptop". The post says the utility was hacked.

I think the post is stretching the reality here.

"Stretching" is being unnecessarily polite. Bizarre headline.

Be curious to see if they run a follow up clarification or retraction.