- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 26, 2018

The White House received a bipartisan push Wednesday to ramp up defenses against Russian hacking of U.S. utility networks.

Democrat Sen. Maria Cantrell of Washington and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina sent a letter to Mr. Trump about their concerns towards Russia’s hacking capabilities. The letter specifically addressed the threat to U.S. energy infrastructure.

The senators requested that the White House provide information on the extent of Russia’s ability to impact the energy infrastructure, previous cyberattacks on the on energy networks, and steps to prevent further threats.

Russia’s ability to hack American energy networks became national news after The Wall Street Journal broke the news on Tuesday.

The news of this threat comes as suspicion and concerns continue that Russian hackers are still targeting U.S. elections.

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