December 31, 2016
There is no evidence for this again.
And again they are reporting it as fact.
Evidence of Russian hacking has been detected in a Vermont utility system, a company spokesman confirmed Friday night.
A representative of Burlington Electric Department said in statement that a Russian campaign linked to recent cyberattacks had breached a single laptop within the utility, though it was not connected to the organization’s electrical grids.
“We took immediate action to isolate the laptop and alerted federal officials of this finding,” Mike Kanarick, a spokesman for the utility, said in the statement. “Our team is working with federal officials to trace this malware and prevent any other attempts to infiltrate utility systems.”
The intent of the Russian hacking operation, known as Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration, has yet to be determined, but the breach could signal vulnerabilities within the American electrical grid. The penetration, first reported by the Washington Post, which cited U.S. officials including at least one senior administration official, could also signal an attempt to test Russian capability to disrupt other utilities.
Kanarick indicated that state officials, in addition to the Department of Homeland Security, had been briefed on the matter and that the utility organization would fully support the investigation into the breach.
A senior administration official declined to comment specifically on the new report, but told POLITICO, “By exposing Russian malware in the JAR [Joint Analysis Report] yesterday, the Administration sought to alert all network defenders in the United States and abroad to this malicious activity to better secure their networks and defend against Russian malicious cyber activity.”
This has gotten cartoonish.
It’s like they’re trying to repeat the Red Scare of the 1950s, but they forgot the internet exists and people can look this crap up.
Plus also, in the 1950s, people actually trusted the government and media because they had credibility.
Plus plus also, in the 1950s, Russia was actually hostile against the United States.
So this plan to just make up a bunch of random nonsense and blame Russia for it – this is a ridiculous, goofy plan.
Plus plus plus also – Trump is taking over in three weeks.
So what is the point of this retard-tier gibberish? It has to be something beyond just blaming the Russia to start trouble. I guess maybe they are building it up to then try to use it against Russia later?
It’s too silly for me to even process at this point.