(Bloomberg) -- Hacking attacks designed to alter electronicdata, rather than steal it, may grow more common as terrorists andcriminals seek to undermine the integrity of financial markets inthe future, the head of U.S. intelligence is warning lawmakers.

“We might also see more cyber operations that will change ormanipulate electronic information in order to compromise itsintegrity,” Director of National Intelligence James Clappersaid in testimony prepared for a House intelligence committeehearing Thursday in Washington. “Decision making by seniorgovernment officials (civilian and military), corporate executives,investors or others will be impaired if they cannot trust theinformation they are receiving.”

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