MSM Runs With Claim Of Russia Hacking Nuclear Plants Despite Admitting To Zero Evidence

Monday, July 10, 2017
By Paul Martin

By Aaron Kesel
JULY 10, 2017

MSM ran with a report about “Russians hacking nuclear plants” – there is just one problem, the report they are all citing explicitly states within the first paragraph that there is no evidence of hacking.

The report originating from the Washington Post ran the headline “U.S. officials say Russian government hackers have penetrated energy and nuclear company business networks,” the key problem is it’s absolute pure clickbait fake news that debunks itself as you read.

The report from E & E News has been used by the Post and subsequently every other “news agency” which clearly states within the second sentence: “There is no evidence that the nuclear energy industry’s highly regulated safety systems were compromised.” Despite this, the Post tries to push the narrative that systems may have been “penetrated.”

But the CIA-owned propaganda vehicle doesn’t care about facts and ignored the evidence to run with its fake news headline. Instead, what they allege within the article was power plant “systems dealing with business and administrative tasks” were infected with malware.

In June, around the same time as those two back-to-back ransomware attacks, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security sent a joint alert to the energy sector stating that “advanced, persistent threat actors” breached a business computer system and had stolen companies’ network passwords.

The report then goes on to state, that the “agencies did not name Russia at all.” Somewhere between the last sentence the author must have gotten drunk and forgotten what they wrote because they go on to blame Russia, then cite anonymous officials without any type of data to back their claims.

“The campaign marks the first time Russian government hackers are known to have wormed their way into the networks of American nuclear power companies, several U.S. and industry officials said,” the Washington Post wrote.

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