Concerns rise about Russian attempts to disrupt US electrical grid: report | TheHill

Intelligence officials and security analysts say Russian hackers are devoting much more effort toward implanting malicious software in the U.S. power grid than attempting to breach electoral systems, according to a new report.

Several intelligence officials told The New York Times that Russian efforts had been more focused on attacking and infiltrating U.S. infrastructure systems, while interference in electoral systems remained lower than the level witnessed in 2016.

The report comes days after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reported that the scope of Russian intrusions was far greater than previously realized, and that Russian hackers gained access to the control rooms of power plants across the country.

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