Russian hackers have not penetrated America’s electricity grid, in spite of an end-of-year media flurry saying they did. The story was triggered because an anonymous source told the Washington Post miscreants had infiltrated the grid, when in fact – as the story was later amended to read – one Burlington Electric Department laptop was infected with Russian-attributed malware. Burlington Electric flat-out denied that its control systems were compromised. Rather, the company says in a home page statement, a single laptop was infected with malware “used in Grizzly Steppe”, and that machine was not connected to its grid systems.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register