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'Fake News' Cries Follow Discovery of Russian Malware at Vermont Utility

December 31, 2016 10:22 PM
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'Fake News' Cries Follow Discovery of Russian Malware at Vermont Utility

The response to news that a Vermont electric utility found malware associated with Russian hacking on a utility laptop has been fairly predictable: forceful denunciations from local and federal officials and support for President Obama's sanctions against the Vladimir Putin regime. But reactions also have included the now-familiar cry of "fake news" from many incredulous readers in Donald Trump's post-truth America, perhaps inspired by the president-elect's refusal to see the claims of Russian hacking as anything other than Democratic Party politics.

Burlington Electric Department officials have confirmed that malware code that federal officials say was used to hack U.S. political parties was detected Friday on a laptop unconnected to the greater electrical grid after federal authorities released the code to executives from the financial, utilit...

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