US official says France warned about Russian hacking before Macron leak

US cyber officials gave France ‘heads up’ that Russia was hacking their systems and was working with the UK and Germany to help shield upcoming elections

The US National Security Agency tipped off French officials that Russia was hacking the country’s computer systems during the presidential campaign and is working with the UK and Germany to help shield their upcoming elections from Moscow’s interference.

The NSA director, Adm Mike Rogers, told a Senate committee on Tuesday that the agency tipped off its French counterparts before the hack of Emmanuel Macron’s campaign became public 36 hours before he won the second round of the presidential campaign.

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