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Liberal media still can't tell the truth.


According to the report, malicious code associated with Grizzly Steppe, the name given to Russian hacking operations by the Obama administration, was found within the system of a utility company in Virginia.

While the Russians did not actively use the code to disrupt operations, according to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a security matter, the discovery underscores the vulnerabilities of the nations electrical grid, the article states.

The code, which was not specifically identified by the Post, was released by the FBI and DHS in a Joint Analysis Report (JNC) Thursday regarding the tools and infrastructure of the accused Russian hackers. The report provided a way for network administrators to examine their systems for malicious activity and other Indicators of Compromise (IOCs).

As the news stirred fear among Americans across social media, members of the cybersecurity community immediately questioned the validity of the report.

Soon after publication of the Posts story, it was revealed that the malware had only infected a utility company laptop that had no access whatsoever to the electrical grid.

As noted by Politico cybersecurity reporter Eric Geller, the Post quickly edited its headline upon learning that the incident was far less serious than initially reported.

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WaPo Fake News: Russia Hacked Power Grid

Ya' just heard-about-that, did ya'??

December 31, 2016

"A Vermont electric company said Friday it had found on a company laptop the same kind of malicious software that US authorities believe was used by Russian hackers in an attempt to influence November's election.

 

Burlington Electric said it found the code after utility companies nationwide were sent an alert by the Department of Homeland Security.
The company, which serves 19,600 customers in Vermont, said the malware was on a laptop that is not connected to the organization's power grid systems.
"Our team is working with federal officials to trace this malware and prevent any other attempts to infiltrate utility systems," spokesman Mike Kanarick said."
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