According to recent reports, Russian hacker have just been caught penetrating the United States’ electrical power grid.
According to The Washington Post, the utility company affected by the cyber attack, but there are only two major utility companies in the whole state: Green Mountain Power and Burlington Electric.
The Washington Post stated that:
‘American officials, including one senior administration official, said they are not yet sure what the intentions of the Russians might have been. The penetration may have been designed… as a test by the Russians to see whether they could penetrate a portion of the [nation’s power] grid.’
However, the fact that Russian hackers got inside the computer systems of a U.S. power company at all could have a devastating effect on America.
As WaPo reports, ‘Government and utility industry officials regularly monitor the nation’s electrical grid because it is highly computerized and any disruptions can have disastrous implications for the function of medical and emergency services. Cybersecurity experts say a hack in December 2015 destabilized Kiev’s power grid, causing a blackout in part of the Ukrainian capital.’
Maybe now Trump will stand up to his boyfriend Putin and put a stop to this chaos!