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    Officials: Russia Hacked Vermont Utility Computer

    The plot thickens. Local officials told federal security agencies that the code involved with Grizzly Steppe, the Russian hacking operation designed to disrupt the U.S. election, was also detected in a computer belonging to state utility Burlington Electric. A Vermont public service commissioner said the code was on a laptop not connected to the operation of the grid, which was not disrupted. It’s unclear what the Russians’ intentions were, but the incident underscored the vulnerability of America’s critical electrical infrastructure and heightened the stakes of the countries’ diplomatic standoff.

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