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On a snowy winter day in an idyllic Vermont town, Russian malware was discovered on a laptop associated with the state’s power utility. The code is generally associated with hacking operation known as Grizzly Steppe. Burlington Electric discovered the malware code on laptop that fortunately was not connected to the organization’s grid systems. The utility immediately took actions to isolate the laptop and call the federal authorities. It is unclear when the malware entered the computer, but thankfully it did not damage the electric grid. The intentions of Grizzly Steppe are currently unknown. Some believe that the code was meant to disrupt the utility’s operations, while others insist that this... Read more...