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After an initial dormant period of up to two weeks, it retrieves and executes commands, called “Jobs”, that include the ability to transfer files, execute files, profile the system, reboot the machine, and disable system services.
The second group is the U.S. intelligence community. This attack started in March with the first exploitation starting in April. Either they didn’t know about it—a failure in the “defend forward” philosophy—or they did know about it, in which case they also failed to defend-forward. There are going to be tough questions that the intelligence community will need to answer internally.
originally posted by: slatesteam
There isn’t any type of chance this type of thing could weaken significantly or say maybe even take the US power grid, down could it?