(POOP ALERT) Russia-linked malware found on US electric company’s laptop | Fox News

Here we go again.  This article is pure unadulterated POOP.  As an “Old Geek” please allow me to briefly explain.  All of these “hacking tools” are, and have been widely available to the hacking community for a very long time on the internet to anyone who wants to download them.  The other proof these articles sometimes provide is to point at the IP addresses being from Russia.  Even the most novice hacker knows how to “spoof” an IP address.  I could do that in my sleep, and I am not a hacker.  Either the author of this article is completely ignorant of even the basics of how such things work, or they are lying through their teeth.  Either way I would not consider this a credible source.  Oh wait… This article is not done by Foxnews.  They got it from their AP feed.  That explains it.

BURLINGTON, Vt. –  Malware code linked to Russian hackers and found on a Vermont electric utility’s computer is further evidence of “predatory” steps taken by that country against the U.S., a Vermont Democratic congressman said Saturday.

 

The Burlington Electric Department confirmed Friday it had found on one of its laptops the malware code used in Grizzly Steppe, the name Homeland Security has applied to a Russian campaign linked to recent hacks. The company said U.S. utilities were alerted by the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday of the code.

 

“This attack shows how rampant Russian hacking is. It’s systemic, relentless, predatory,” Rep. Peter Welch said in a statement. “They will hack everywhere, even Vermont, in pursuit of opportunities to disrupt our country.

 

“Welch said the breach also underscores that sanctions President Barack Obama took against Russia this week were warranted. Russia, which has denied hacking U.S. systems, has been accused of interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts.

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