The Washington Post had to adjust a headline it published Friday that apparently stated incorrectly that an electricity grid was “penetrated” by Russian hackers.
The original headline said, “Russian hackers penetrated U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont, officials say.”
Burlington Electric Department, the utility company in question, said in a statement, after the Post article was published, that its system had detected malware, believed by government officials to have originated in Russia. Burlington Electric said, however, that the malware was quarantined on a single laptop that was not connected to the grid.
“We detected the malware in a single Burlington Electric Department laptop not connected to our organization’s grid systems,” the statement said. “We took immediate action to isolate the laptop and alerted federal officials of this finding.”
The Post amended its headline later to say, “Russian operation hacked a Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security, officials say.”
The Post’s report said that the malware was detected by U.S. officials monitoring the electricity grid.
Disruptions in the grid, a vast, interconnected system that allows energy producers to deliver power to consumers across the nation, have the potential to create chaos.
The Obama administration last week announced it was placing new sanctions on Russia for hacks of Democratic leaders that took place during the 2016 election. The sanctions include closing two Russian compounds within the U.S. and expelling more than 30 Russian diplomats.
But I thought only conservative sites propagated fake news?
Most of the big news stories we read about in the daily liberal birdcage liners are lies or total fabrications and Katie Courics little white lie UNDER THE GUN is just a drop in the ocean of the way the news media lies to the ameican public 24/7 theres also DATELINE NBC and thei rigged track crash they pulled off back in 1993
Hey look what happened in Sweeden last night, Welcome refugees!
And Turkey, religion of peace!
BBC taking money from EU whats that about?
The main-steam news media is like the horns of a steer a point here a point there and a lot of bull in between The only realy good use for the Washington Post and NYT’s is lining a birds cage with
CNN “proved” the Russians hacked by posting a page from Video Game FALLOUT 4.
Do they all think we are idiots?
(If you like your doctor, you can keep….. I guess they do.)
Keep in mind, the people jumping to the foregone conclusion that Russia did the hacking are the same people who cannot call a radical Islamic maniac shouting “Allah Akbar” as they mow down innocent people an Islamic terrorist.
the best hackers in the world are the N. Korean…why not them