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Russia has developed a cyber weapon that can disrupt power grids, according to new research

June 12, 2017View for printing

Hackers allied with the Russian government have devised a cyber weapon that has the potential to be the most disruptive yet against electric systems that Americans depend on for daily life, according to U.S. researchers.

The malware, which researchers have dubbed CrashOverride, is known to have disrupted only one energy system -- in Ukraine in December. In that incident, the hackers briefly shut down one-fifth of the electric power generated in Kiev.

By Ellen Nakashima

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