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Russian Hacking Malware Found
on Vermont Utility Computer

ABC News, by Tom Liddy and David Kaplan

Original Article

Posted By:Honeybadger, 12/31/2016 3:45:39 PM

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


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Phooey, 12/31/2016 3:50:37 PM     (No. 11089769)

Fake news.

Reply 2 - Posted by: zzzghy, 12/31/2016 4:02:27 PM     (No. 11089775)

Fishy. Some flunky probably got infected while doing something stupid on a company laptop.




Reply 3 - Posted by: scurfie, 12/31/2016 4:12:13 PM     (No. 11089780)

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.

Reply 4 - Posted by: Observer177, 12/31/2016 4:18:16 PM     (No. 11089785)

How many back doors do you think all of the computers and other electronics containing computer chips that are manufactured in China have?

How about the ones made in Japan, or elsewhere?

You think they don´t have back doors too?

Now that we´ve talked about hardware, what about software as well?

Reply 5 - Posted by: joew9, 12/31/2016 4:25:47 PM     (No. 11089789)

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.

Reply 6 - Posted by: MindMadeUp, 12/31/2016 4:25:47 PM     (No. 11089790)

No real evidence it was from "the Russians". Typical BS news from the fascists in the MSM.

Reply 7 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 12/31/2016 4:26:49 PM     (No. 11089791)

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...




Reply 8 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 12/31/2016 4:34:35 PM     (No. 11089797)

True News Title:

"Vermont Utility employee surfs Russian porn site with a computer he occasionally uses for work, gets infected, blames it on Putin."

Reply 9 - Posted by: dman, 12/31/2016 4:35:55 PM     (No. 11089798)

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.

Reply 10 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/31/2016 4:42:01 PM     (No. 11089804)

This fake news story has already been debunked.What exactly is this Russian signature? Only 29% of the country believes this whole Russian hacking narrative Obama and his goons have dreamed up.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 12/31/2016 4:43:46 PM     (No. 11089807)

...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...

...Barry in demonstrating his "inner Fonzie"...

Reply 12 - Posted by: daisey, 12/31/2016 4:46:14 PM     (No. 11089810)

I read this afternoon also that someone was looking at porn and that´s where the malware came from.




Reply 13 - Posted by: Tusker, 12/31/2016 4:48:51 PM     (No. 11089813)

A malware product of "employee" surfing porn.

Reply 14 - Posted by: leonardo, 12/31/2016 4:50:23 PM     (No. 11089815)

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.

Reply 15 - Posted by: Observer177, 12/31/2016 5:08:32 PM     (No. 11089831)

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.

Reply 16 - Posted by: provide, 12/31/2016 5:10:01 PM     (No. 11089834)

"Beautiful Russian girls pose just for you. Chick on link."

Reply 17 - Posted by: californiadude, 12/31/2016 5:12:13 PM     (No. 11089837)

Nothing like a busty babe to cause all these problems.




Reply 18 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/31/2016 5:44:31 PM     (No. 11089856)

Did not happen at all. Total lie! And a main stream network is repeating it, even after it was exposed as a lie.

Reply 19 - Posted by: valinva, 12/31/2016 5:48:41 PM     (No. 11089861)

The malware is written by Ukrainians and is available for download by anyone. The entire Russia did it story stinks.

Reply 20 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 12/31/2016 6:03:41 PM     (No. 11089884)

Media desperate to back up dead duck BO´s hacking story makes up fake news not realizing how easy it is to debunk their propaganda because what they say is stupid and they are too dumb to realize it.

Reply 21 - Posted by: paral04, 12/31/2016 7:07:44 PM     (No. 11089958)

Why would the Russians hack a backwater power company? This is bogus.

Reply 22 - Posted by: Amereagle-redux, 12/31/2016 7:32:20 PM     (No. 11089984)





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