Russian Malware in Vermont Utility Laptop Raises Concerns Over Electrical Grid Safety – Slate Magazine (blog)
Malware that has been linked to Russian hackers was discovered in a laptop of a Vermont power utility laptop, raising fears about the vulnerability of the U.S. power grid. The code was connected to the hacking operation that has been dubbed Grizzly Steppe, which is the same one that is suspected of having carried out operations to try to influence the presidential election. The laptop was not connected to the power grid, the Burlington Electric Department said in a statement. “We took immediate action to isolate the laptop and alerted federal officials of this finding,” the company added.