US concerned about Russian hacking: NSA chief

The US National Security Agency (NSA) has expressed concerns over reports that some foreign governments may launch cyber attacks to undercut the November presidential election.

“We continue to be actively concerned,” NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers said at a Senate hearing on Tuesday.

Rogers made the remarks when Senator John McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, asked if Russia “could somehow harm the electoral process” in Arizona and Illinois, where reports of hacking surfaced in June and July respectively.

US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) (L) listens to Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) (R) prior to a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee September 13, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (AFP)

“I think there are scenarios where you could see capability applied in particular areas,” Rogers said.

The FBI is currently investigating a recent hack of Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails, whose disclosure…

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