Science&Tech "US placed disruptive malware in Russian electricity grid" By WeeklyNews staff Posted on July 1, 2019 1 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ In the past year, the US has increased the number of cyber burglaries in the Russian electricity grid to show that it can fall back if Russia continues with cyber operations against the US. That writes The New York Times. Current and former government officials told the newspaper that the US had already invaded the Russian electricity grid in 2012. In the past year, the Americans have posted disruptive malware. It would be Washington's response to a Russian disinformation campaign and hacking attempts during the US mid-term elections last year, and also a response to Russians-placed malware in US power plant computers, oil and gas facilities, and drinking water companies. According to the newspaper, President Trumps security adviser John Bolton said this week that Russia or any other country involved in a digital attack on the US "will pay a price".