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Intelligence Officials Warn Of Deepening Cyberthreats

Republican Mike Rogers and Democrat Dutch Ruppersberger, the highest ranking members of the House of Representatives intelligence committee, suggested on Sunday that the threat of cyber-attacks will only continue to get worse.

Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," the pair outlines the various levels of infiltration from other countries - ranging from criminal activity to appropriate funds, to top-level espionage of national security secrets.

The worst-case scenario could be a terrorist attack via cyberspace that could have crippling results, they warned.

"We know that terrorists, non-nation states, are seeking the capability to do a cyberattack," Rogers said. "They're probably not there yet."

Both men urged the importance of passing a bill they introduced together on cyber security. It made it through the House of Representatives two years ago but did not pass the Senate.

by RTT Staff Writer

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