Setting aside the allegations of Russian hacking attempts surrounding the election, these latest claims involving the Vermont power grid are a bit of a stretch. As this article states, Grizzly Steppe is a fairly common malware variant and could have been leveraged by any number of entities. It frankly could have landed on the laptop in question accidentally through a completely separate exploit path. Malware, once in the wild, can rarely be tied to any specific organization or nation state. Once it has proven its worth, any number of bad actors will begin to use it.
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