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Russian hackers accused of breaching Vermont utility laptop

A Vermont electric utility says malware linked to Russian hackers was detected on a company laptop. (Source: WCAX/CNN) A Vermont electric utility says malware linked to Russian hackers was detected on a company laptop. (Source: WCAX/CNN)

(RNN) – A Vermont electric utility says malware linked to Russian hackers was detected on a company laptop.

Burlington Electric says Homeland Security warned U.S. utilities of malware code.

The company says they scanned all computers and the code was found on one laptop “not linked to our organization’s grid systems.”

"The grid is not in danger," Vermont Public Service Commissioner Christopher Recchia told the Burlington Free Press. "The utility flagged it, saw it, notified appropriate parties and isolated that one laptop with that malware on it."

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