Malware associated with Russian hackers was found on a computer belonging to a utility company in Vermont, according to the company.After being alerted last night by the Department of Homeland Security about malware code used in Grizzly Steppe, Russia´s hacking campaign against U.S. political institutions, Burlington Electric Department performed a scan, the utility said in a statement."We acted quickly to scan all computers in our system for the malware signature. We detected the malware in a single Burlington Electric Department laptop not connected to our organization’s grid systems," the statement said. "We took immediate action to isolate the laptop and
All it takes is clicking on one stupid email. And just because the malware came from Russia does not mean it was from the government of Russia. And Russian malware has been infiltrating networks for years and years, this is not news.
Any computerized device that controls the power should not be connected to the internet. Period.
If any power company employee can control the systems remotely over the internet then unplug it so it can´t be done. There is no need. Power was generated for a century without the employees needing remote access to control from anywhere in the world. All remote control should be done with dedicated lines that have no physical connection to anything connected to the internet. You need to control a machine? Get in your car and go to work. Or call someone who is already there. I would even be in favor of no monitoring of the machines over the internet either. You need a reading of something and you are home? Call someone who is there to read it to you.
Look what big Media has done. We no longer believe everything we read simply because it made it to print. They have no one to blame but themselves. And no - I do not believe this at face value. Which is a shame, because if true, we should all be quite alarmed. But...
This is obviously the latest line of "attack" to corner PE trump. Both wings of the UniParty seem to be pushing it hard. Is Putin our friend? Not at this point. Is he our enemy? Not quite yet. Can we work with him? t.b.d.
Let PE Trump sort this out once installed in office. Until then, be very skeptical of all this. There is a lot of tough bargaining ahead.
...so the WaPo releases the story, a known conduit for government placed propaganda and the rest of the media runs wild with it in the past 24 hours...
...no details, no direct link to the Russian government, let alone Russia. The IP addresses give nothing. A big dog and pony show over what may add up to additional "fake news" churned up by a fake administration suffering from shock...
Even if this story is 100% true (and that would be serious with respect to a possible grid attack on America), remember STUXNET? Americans need to put on their Big Boy pants and understand that everybody is cyber-attacking everyone else and we are probably not "pure as the driven snow". The U.S. needs to have the very best "cyber warriors" on the planet to thwart any and all attackers, and to badly hurt those who try to hurt us. We need to "cyber-certify" ALL potential U.S. targets of cyber-aggression ASAP.
As someone commenting on this thread already mentioned, through its coverage of this election the MSM has finally screwed itself, has destroyed any credibility it might once have had.
They´ve lied, looked the other way, covered things up, deliberately not covered stories and inflated others, not been even-handed, left key facts out, exaggerated, and twisted the truth so many times that people view anything coming from them with suspicion, and increasingly now the default attitude is that we assume anything coming from the MSM is somehow, in some way, incomplete, at least partially untrue, or an outright lie; propaganda, not truth.
A former State Department IT technician who set up Hillary Clinton´s private email server in her home may face criminal charges for avoiding multiple subpoenas to testify on Clinton´s email server. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, sent a letter on Thursday to Attorney General Jeff Session asking that Bryan Pagliano be charged for ignoring multiple subpoenas requesting that he testify before the Oversight Committee. Pagliano was responsible for managing Clinton´s private server and also served as a senior adviser to the former secretary of state.
Nearly 2,000 people are believed to have died from opioid overdoses last year in Massachusetts, a record tally of death and suffering that came despite widespread public and private campaigns to stanch the state’s addiction crisis.A state Department of Public Health report released Friday showed that opioids were confirmed as the cause of 1,465 deaths and suspected in 514 additional deaths. Opioids killed or were suspected of killing five times more people than died in car crashes.The main culprit appeared to be the drug fentanyl, which was present in an increasing number of cases, even as heroin-related deaths declined. Illegal
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WASHINGTON -The FBI and five other law enforcement and intelligence agencies have collaborated for months in an investigation into Russian attempts to influence the November election, including whether money from the Kremlin covertly aided President-elect Donald Trump, two people familiar with the matter said.The agencies involved in the inquiry are the FBI, the CIA, the National Security Agency, the Justice Department, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and representatives of the director of national intelligence, the sources said.Investigators are examining how money may have moved from the Kremlin to covertly help Trump win, the two sources said. One of
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The mainstream media have stepped up their complaints about President Trump amid pious howls mostly about the First Amendment. The issue, however, has nothing to do with that. It´s that these organizations are openly asserting a right to define, control and impose their world-view on us. That´s the real problem. To start, they are defining what is and isn´t offensive in America today, claiming they can make those designations even while admitting they don´t have all the facts, and that you, the reader, deserve to lose your job if you fall outside of the rigid box they construct. There are numerous
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