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Never Mind! Russian Hackers no longer suspects in Vermont Utility Incident

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In-brief: The Washington Post said on Monday that an investigation of a cyber attack against Burlington Electric in Vermont was not targeted and points away from Russian involvement. After finding itself in hot water over a thinly sourced story alleging Russian intrusion onto the U.S. electric grid, The Washington Post said on Monday that an investigation of the incident points away from Russian involvement. The incident, which prompted angry statements from Vermont’s governor and senior Senatorwas little more than an alert generated by an employee checking his Yahoo email account on Friday. From the Washington Post: An employee at Burlington Electric Department was checking his Yahoo email account Friday and triggered an alert indicating that his computer had connected to a suspicious IP address associated by authorities with the Russian hacking operation that infiltrated the Democratic Party. Officials have informed Burlington Electric that the address in question has...(continued)

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