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America’s Electric Grid Has a Vulnerable Back Door—and Russia Walked Through It (1 Viewer)

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/americ...-doorand-russia-walked-through-it-11547137112

A Wall Street Journal reconstruction of the worst known hack into the nation’s power system reveals attacks on hundreds of small contractors

One morning in March 2017, Mike Vitello’s work phone lighted up. Customers wanted to know about an odd email they had just received. What was the agreement he wanted signed? Where was the attachment?

Mr. Vitello had no idea what they were talking about. The Oregon construction company where he works, All-Ways Excavating USA, checke [paywall]
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Russia's ability to cryber attack our electric grid infrastructure is based on attacking hundreds of small contractors.

' The hackers then worked their way up the supply chain. Some experts believe two dozen or more utilities ultimately were breached.'
 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americ...-doorand-russia-walked-through-it-11547137112

A Wall Street Journal reconstruction of the worst known hack into the nation’s power system reveals attacks on hundreds of small contractors

One morning in March 2017, Mike Vitello’s work phone lighted up. Customers wanted to know about an odd email they had just received. What was the agreement he wanted signed? Where was the attachment?

Mr. Vitello had no idea what they were talking about. The Oregon construction company where he works, All-Ways Excavating USA, checke [paywall]
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Russia's ability to cryber attack our electric grid infrastructure is based on attacking hundreds of small contractors.

' The hackers then worked their way up the supply chain. Some experts believe two dozen or more utilities ultimately were breached.'

Pay wall.
 

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