Saturday, December 31, 2016

Russian hackers may have exposed the US electrical grid to a future kinetic attack

Russsian hackers have been known for cyber attacks, and this week they left the US electrical grid vulnerable to attacks.

However, investigators found code associated with the hackers during an analysis of Russia's cyber attacks against Democratic Party organizations.

The code was not used to disrupt any operation so far at the Virginia utility site, the post noted citing unnamed officials familiar with matter.

Green Mountain power and Burlington Electric which is located less than 10 miles away from town of Burlington maybe the two targets, but it remains unclear .

Russia is the center of a US federal investigation into widespread hacking that targeted organisations associated with the Democratic Party during the presidential election.