Monday, January 2, 2017

More Hacking To Come?

The Russians apparently hacked an electrical utility in Vermont.
Maybe they were trying to send a message to Bernie Sanders?
According to U.S. officials, the Russians planted some malware on a laptop at Burlington Electric, a power company serving the state's largest city (Burlington, population 42,452).  The laptop, fortunately, was not connected to the grid, and the malware was isolated.  But if the Russians - or anyone else - could get a piece of malware onto an electric company's laptop in a small city in the second-least populated state in the Union, it means that they - or someone - are looking to go for bigger game thereafter.
I'm beginning to wonder if sites on the Internet are next.  This is scary . . ..  This could be the start of something big! :-O

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