>> Pleased to welcome back Admiral Mike Rogers.>> The head of the US National Security Agency saying Tuesday the US tipped off French intelligence that Russia had targeted France's presidential race.>> We had become aware of Russian activity, we had talked to our French counterparts. And then gave them a heads up, look we're watching the Russians, we're seeing them penetrate some of your infrastructure.
Here's what we've seen, what can we do to try to assist? We're doing similar things with our German counterparts, with our British counterparts they have an upcoming election.>> It's not clear if the US warning came in time, hackers published thousands of pages of emails from the Emmanuel Macron campaign shortly before the election.
Still, Macron went on to win the race handily. Intelligence officials say a group called Fancy Bear may be behind the cyber attack. Reuters cyber security correspondent, Dustin Volz.>> Fancy bear, also known as APT28 is, for years, been tightly associated with the GRU, which is Russia's Military Intelligence Service.
And Fancy Bear is not only considered to be one of the two groups that broke into the Democratic National Committee, and helped spill Democratic emails that harmed Hillary Clinton during last year's election. But it appears that they're also chief suspects in the hack and disclosure of newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron's emails over the weekend, heading into the French election this past Sunday.
>> The US intelligence community concluded Russia tried to sway the US election toward Republican candidate Donald Trump. Russia denies the allegations it sought to interfere in other country's elections. On Tuesday Admiral Mike Rogers, who leads both the NSA and US Cyber Command, said the US is still coming to grips with the threat of cyber-attacks.