More anti-Russian #FakeNews from WaPo? Malware found in single laptop not connected to grid: https://t.co/5RnnbYd8vL https://t.co/5HoBgTlL8l— WikiLeaks Task Force (@WLTaskForce) December 31, 2016
1/2 That Vermont power grid story was a complete embarrassment. Some details here from @ggreenwald: https://t.co/Mz4h9UYvkP— Matthew Sheffield (@mattsheffield) December 31, 2016
Russian #hacking malware found on Vermont energy company computer https://t.co/RpPTJ0xfjX— ABC News (@abcnews) December 31, 2016
More fake news. An employee finding malware on their personal laptop does not equal "Russia hacking our electric grid"... https://t.co/GqCZZqTzhF— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) December 31, 2016
Daily Caller: “Last night, U.S. utilities were alerted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of a malware code used in Grizzly Steppe, the name DHS has applied to a Russian campaign linked to recent hacks,” a spokesman for the Burlington Electric Department said. “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 Vermont Public Service Commissioner Christopher Recchia told The Burlington Free Press, “The grid is not in danger.”
However, this false Washington Post story about a Russian intrusion into the American electrical grid has caused panic among journalists....