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Intelligence officials: U.S. needs to rethink how to respond to hacks

Intelligence officials: U.S. needs to rethink how to respond to hacks

WASHINGTON — Top American intelligence officials told Congress on Thursday that the nation needs to become more effective in responding to cyberattacks, saying that foreign governments are ever more capable and willing to break into American computer networks.

Adm. Michael S. Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, told a Senate committee that China could mount a Russian-style meddling campaign if it wanted, and that Iran, North Korea and even terrorist groups pose a threat. The United States needs to be better prepared to respond, he said.

"The biggest frustration to me is speed, speed, speed," Rogers said. "I'm constantly asking the team,...

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