Report: Russians breach US electric grid – The Hill

Russian hackers breached the U.S. electric grid through a Vermont utility, according to a Washington Post report

A code associated with the Russian hacking operation, which the intelligence community has named “Grizzly Steppe,” was detected within the Vermont system.  

The Russians did not disrupt operations, officials told the Post. 

A senior administration official said federal officials shared the Grizzly Steppe malware code with utility executives nationwide, and it was identified within the Vermont operation.

There are two major utilities in Vermont, Green Mountain Power and Burlington Electric. 

The Russians have previously been accused of international cyberattacks on electrical grids, the Post reported, including in Ukraine. 

President Obama announced punitive measures against Russia in response to Russian meddling in the election Thursday, and the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security released a report detailing how Russian intelligence breached American organizations. 

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