Chinese National Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Illegally Export Military- and Space-Grade Technology from the United States to China

United States District Judge Diane J. Humetewa sentenced Tao Li, a 39-year-old Chinese national, to 40 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  Li had previously pleaded guilty to conspiring to export military- and space-grade technology to the People’s Republic of China without a license in violation of the International Emergency Economic … More Chinese National Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Illegally Export Military- and Space-Grade Technology from the United States to China

Former Intelligence Officer Convicted of Attempted Espionage Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

A former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) officer, who pleaded guilty in March to attempting to communicate, deliver, or transmit information involving the national defense of the United States to the People’s Republic of China, will serve 10 years in federal prison.  U.S. District Judge Dee Benson imposed the sentence Tuesday afternoon in Salt Lake City. … More Former Intelligence Officer Convicted of Attempted Espionage Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

UK Government Employee “Detained” in China

British Consulate Officer, Simon Cheng Man-kit, a trade and investment officer at the Hong Kong consulate’s Scottish Development International section has been detained in mainland China.  The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office reported that Simon Cheng had attended a business event in Shenzhen, Southeast China  8th August, but had gone missing while returning to Hong … More UK Government Employee “Detained” in China

Former CIA Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Espionage

A former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) case officer pleaded guilty today to conspiring to communicate, deliver and transmit national defense information to the People’s Republic of China.  According to court documents, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 54, left the CIA in 2007 and began residing in Hong Kong.  In April 2010, two Chinese intelligence officers (IOs) … More Former CIA Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Espionage

The FBI and the National Security Threat Landscape: The Next Paradigm Shift

The Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI) Christopher Wray, recently spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations, in Washington, D.C. USA.  The following is an excerpt from his speech,  ‘The FBI and the National Security Threat Landscape: The Next Paradigm Shift’ “Economic espionage dominates our counterintelligence program. We still confront traditional espionage threats, with dead … More The FBI and the National Security Threat Landscape: The Next Paradigm Shift

Former GE Engineer and Chinese Businessman Charged with Economic Espionage and Theft of GE’s Trade Secrets

An indictment charges Xiaoqing Zheng, 56, of Niskayuna, New York, and Zhaoxi Zhang, 47, of Liaoning Province, China, with economic espionage and conspiring to steal General Electric’s (GE’s) trade secrets surrounding turbine technologies, knowing and intending that those stolen trade secrets would be used to benefit the People’s Republic of China.  Assistant Attorney General for … More Former GE Engineer and Chinese Businessman Charged with Economic Espionage and Theft of GE’s Trade Secrets

Huawei Deny Spying Risk

Huawei’s founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfei continues to deny all allegations relating to his company spying for Chinese authorities, insisting that his company had never been asked to spy on clients.  In a rare interview with just six journalists from foreign media, Mr Ren told the them, “I love my country. I support the Communist Party. … More Huawei Deny Spying Risk

Check Point Reports Vulnerabilities in ChineseDrone Platform

Security Flaws Created Potential For Hackers to Access DJI Drone Users’ Accounts Researchers at Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, and DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today shared details of a potential vulnerability that could have impacted DJI’s infrastructure, if exploited. In a report … More Check Point Reports Vulnerabilities in ChineseDrone Platform

US Court Accuses Chinese of Hacking US Aerospace Companies

According to the New York Times, the United States District Court, Southern District of California indicted two Chinese intelligence officers and five hackers of commercial espionage by hacking into corporate computer systems to steal intellectual property from the aerospace industry. The indictment, which had been under seal since June, states that the“Jiangsu Province Ministry of … More US Court Accuses Chinese of Hacking US Aerospace Companies

Chinese Target French Companies Through Social Networks

According to the French Newspaper Le Figaro, thousands of employees of the French civil services have been “approached” by China, through professional social networks, such as LinkedIn Le Figaro claims that officers of DGIS (Direction générale de la sécurité intérieure) and DGSE (Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure) have uncovered massive looting of sensitive data by … More Chinese Target French Companies Through Social Networks