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Plan to Stop Russian Cyberattacks on Power Grid Needed, Trump Told

July 25, 2018, 10:12 PM

The White House needs a plan of action to guard against Russian cyberattacks on U.S. energy infrastructure, a pair of senators urged President Donald Trump in a July 25 letter.

Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) requested a written analysis of Russian cyberattacks to the electric grid, pipelines, and other energy facilities within 90 days. Their letter also asked for an evaluation of previous attacks, chances of new attacks, and counteractive measures being put in place.

Several pipeline operators confirmed hackers shut their third-party communications systems down this past spring.

“Despite overwhelming evidence of destabilizing threats...

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