No, the power grid in Vermont was not infiltrated by Russian hackers
You may have read or seen on social media a Washington Post story published Friday which claimed that Russian hackers had hacked the U.S. power system via an electrical grid in Vermont.
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That’s not what happened and the incident is not necessarily connected to the alleged Russian hack of the Democratic National Committee.
The Washington Post has since amended its story:
What actually happened is that a single laptop belonging to the Burlington Electric utility was found to be infected with malware—software intended to damage or disable computer systems—