North Korea targets U.S. power grid

(NBC News) A cybersecurity firm is warning that North Korea has targeted U.S. power companies in an apparent effort to disrupt the nation’s electrical grid.

A report from the security firm FireEye, obtained exclusively by NBC News, states hackers linked to North Korea sent “spearphishing” emails to employees of power companies. Those emails contained malware that could infect a user’s computer if downloaded.

So far there is no evidence the hacking attempt was successful. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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