An unknow source just recently has informed the Washington Post about Russian hackers penetration in the USA’s electricity grid. As it turned out, the news was false and concerned the infection of a Burlington Electric Department device by Russian-attributed malware. According to the Department statement, the infected gadget was not related to the grid system proving that the control system hasn’t been compromised. The mistake was made by the Department while providing improper information and claiming Russian hackers.
The malware was detected and associated with Grizzly Steppe which is noted by the DHS for the outgoing Obama policy when more than 30 Russian spies provoked the marching orders from the U.S.
In spite of the fact that it was not the responsibility of Grizzly Steppe, the Washington Post has abandoned this idea lately. The Neutrino infection has been received from Yahoo! Mail checked by an employee and containing one of the malicious IP address from the DHS’s list.
Nevertheless, this tricky situation may be avoided with the aid of VPN service. VPNs use encryption protocols to design private tunnel through which all sensitive data can be transported. This way the outside world will not be able to hack or infect company’s databases and gadgets. Anyway, VPN is one of the best ways companies can operate securely and safely.