(INTELLIHUB) — In what appears to be deep state-sponsored propaganda, the U.S. has accused the Russians of cyber attacking U.S. power grid and energy infrastructure.
A report issued by Reuters reads:
Beginning in March 2016, or possibly earlier, Russian government hackers sought to penetrate multiple U.S. critical infrastructure sectors, including energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation and manufacturing, according to a U.S. security alert published Thursday.
The Department of Homeland Security and FBI said in the alert that a “multi-stage intrusion campaign by Russian government cyber actors” had targeted the networks of small commercial facilities “where they staged malware, conducted spear phishing, and gained remote access into energy sector networks.” The alert did not name facilities or companies targeted.
It looks as if the Russians have become the next boogieman enemy to fight, despite the fact the U.S. and Russian relations remain good.