US intelligence officials say Russian hackers are shifting their focus on the country’s power grid rather than its electoral systems, a report says.
According to a New York Times report on Saturday, the hackers are “state-sponsored.”
Moscow has already dismissed allegations of meddling in the 2016 election, which yielded President Donald Trump.
Citing “intelligence officials and executives of the companies that oversee the world’s computer networks,” the American newspaper said the hackers have boosted efforts to implant malware in the electrical grid.
Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security announced that the Russian military intelligence agency had infiltrated the control rooms of power plants across the US.
The report follows allegations of Russian efforts to infiltrate the online accounts of two Senate Democrats up for re-election.
Trump, who is under investigation for alleged collusion with the Kremlin,…