A U.S. congressman says Russian hackers’ malware found in a computer at a supplier of electricity in the state of Vermont is further evidence of “rampant Russian hacking,” but President-elect Donald Trump says such charges should be investigated carefully.

Democratic Rep. Peter Welch said Saturday that discovery of the computer intrusion two days earlier proves that Russian computer hacking of U.S. networks is “systematic, relentless and predatory.”

“They will hack everywhere, even Vermont, in pursuit of opportunities to disrupt our country,” Welch said. His statement came as criticism of Russian cyberspying escalated and support broadened for sanctions President Barack Obama has imposed on Moscow.

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