"There should be no doubt that Russian Federation perceives its past operations as successful", Coats added.
The remarks made by Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence, came three days after Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists attacked the Sunjuwan Military Camp in Jammu, killing 10 people including seven soldiers.
They didn't describe the activity, other than to say it was related to information warfare.
Pyongyang is focused on developing the technology to mount a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching much of the United States. While they have historically tried to do these types of things, clearly in 2016 they upped their game. Bogus gay and gun rights organizations, and even a phony dog lovers group, all went to war online - with social media posts often amplified by Russian cyberbots. "From U.S. businesses, to the federal government, to state and local governments, the United States is threatened by cyberattacks every day".
USA spy agencies concluded more than a year ago that Russian Federation used hacking and propaganda to try to tilt that election in favour of the Republican.
The companies have repeatedly denied that the Chinese government is using them to spy on the United States.
Pompeo had said earlier that he expected that Russian Federation would insert itself in the midterms in which Republicans and Democrats will vie for control of the House and Senate.
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"Moscow seeks to create wedges that reduce trust and confidence in democratic processes, degrade democratization efforts, weaken US partnerships with European allies, undermine Western sanctions, [and] encourage anti-U.S. political views", the assessment says. But the latest testimony actually confirmed that it is occurring. He said the Russian's had been "attempting" to meddle in the country's affairs, using cheap, ineffective techniques and that the American people were ready to handle those "attempts" to manipulate them.
"But we're talking about a major attack on our democracy that's ongoing, that's going to continue", he said. He has mocked the very notion of Russian meddling in the last election and lashed out at those who suggested otherwise.Mr. Trump has not directed his intelligence officials to specifically combat Russian interference, they said.
The White House has received criticism for being slow to enact sanctions against Russian Federation and Trump's vocal support of closer ties with the Kremlin. They said there were concerns the Chinese companies would use their access to spy on USA officials, and US intelligence chiefs appeared to agree on Tuesday.
USA intelligence agencies sharply disagree, and their darker view of Russia's actions was clear on Tuesday.
"Pakistan will continue to threaten USA interests by deploying new nuclear weapons capabilities, maintaining its ties to militants (and) restricting counterterrorism cooperation", Coats said.
He said that the nation can expect to see North Korea press ahead with additional nuclear tests, including an atmospheric nuclear test over the pacific.