Leahy Reaction On Russian Hacking Of A Vermont Electric Utility
Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Russian Hacking
Friday, December 30, 2016
State-sponsored Russian hacking is a serious threat, and the attempts to penetrate the electric grid through a Vermont utility are the latest example. My staff and I were briefed by Vermont State Police Colonel Matthew Birmingham this evening. This is beyond hackers having electronic joy rides – this is now about trying to access utilities to potentially manipulate the grid and shut it down in the middle of winter. That is a direct threat to Vermont and we do not take it lightly.
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