- Apr 2010
(Reuters) - Russian hackers gained access to the networks of U.S. electric utilities last year, which could have allowed them to cause blackouts, according to federal government officials, who said the campaign is likely continuing, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
The hackers, who worked for a Russian state-sponsored group known as Dragonfly or Energetic Bear, claimed "hundreds of victims" in 2017, according to officials at the Department of Homeland Security, the Journal reported.
Hackers used conventional tools such as spear-phishing emails and watering-hole attacks that trick victims into entering their passwords and then gained access to corporate networks of suppliers, which allowed the hackers to steal credentials and gain access to utility networks, the report on.wsj.com/2LxBrtZ said.
The report comes amid increasing cyber-tensions between Moscow and Washington. A federal grand jury in the U.S. indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers earlier in July on charges of hacking the computer networks of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.
So not only is Russia targeting our upcoming election, they are targeting our power grids and utility companies.
The president had to be aware of this information. So why the ever loving fuck would he invite Putin to American soil? Will he be having an elegant state dinner at the White House at the same time hackers attempt to infiltrate our elections as well as our infrastructure?
Anyone who is not asking themselves WHY at this point is apparently trying to build a biodome at the bottom of the Nile. It’s fuckin BONKERS