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Russian hackers used phishing tools in 2017 attack on grid

 


WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian hackers who penetrated hundreds of U.S. utilities, manufacturing plants and other facilities last year gained access by using the most conventional of phishing tools, tricking staffers into entering passwords, officials said Wednesday.

The Russians targeted mostly the energy sector but also nuclear, aviation and critical manufacturing, Jonathan Homer, head of Homeland Security's industrial control system analysis, said during a briefing.

They had the capability to cause mass blackouts, but chose not to, and there was no threat the grid would go down, the official...



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