Russia penetrated Vermont utility company computer

“Malicious software believed tied to a Russian hacking group associated with attempts to influence the U.S. presidential election was found Friday within a computer that belongs to Burlington Electric, one of Vermont’s electrical utilities.

The utility found the malware on a laptop not connected to the operation of the grid, said Commissioner Christopher Recchia of Vermont’s Public Service Department.

Based on his knowledge, Recchia said Friday night he did not believe that the electrical power grid was at risk from the incident.”

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Author: April McCullum and Elisabeth Weise, USA Today Network