Recently the U.S. charged a Chinese citizen (Su Bin), based in Canada, of working with two Chinese hackers to steal technical data for American military aircraft (especially the C-17, F-22 and F-35). The thefts took place between 2009 and 2013. These three appear to be freelancers, although Su Bin had plenty of contacts with Chinese [...]
Whatever intelligence China may be trying to glean from the more than 20 nations taking part in the exercise may set the country up to be disinvited to the next one. While a U.S. Navy spokesman told the Journal participants are usually invited back, at least one member of congress is not happy with the [...]
I’ve lived and loved in Germany, count Berlin as one of my favorite cities, and—pending reactions to this article—may even move back there someday. But given its intense business and political ties to Russia and Iran, and Moscow’s decades-long cultivation of intelligence assets and collaborators from the first Cold War up through the current one, [...]
Global climate change is pushing Arctic sea ice levels to an all-time low, and the void is being filled by spy ships and military vessels. According to a report from the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service—the equivalent of the American Central Intelligence Agency—“Canada has been experiencing levels of espionage comparable to the height [...]
Fears of Chinese espionage based on “back doors” built into computer hardware have prompted the U.S. government to block China’s technology giant Huawei from doing business on U.S. shores. Such suspicions may come in large part from the knowledge that U.S. spies have already learned how to install similar “back doors” in computer hardware and [...]
“A working quantum computer would open the door to easily breaking the strongest encryption tools in use today,” explains The Washington Post, which first reported the leak Thursday.
A quantum computer isn’t limited by 1s and zeros. It introduces many more levels of complexity by tapping into the weird physics of electrons, which [...]
President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil canceled her visit to President Obama. She was offended because the United States was peeking into her electronic mail. You don’t do that to a friendly country. The information, probably reliable, was provided by Edward Snowden from his refuge in Moscow.
Intrigued, I asked [...]
In March 1990, North Korea’s premier visited Damascus, and the two states signed a secret deal for military and technological cooperation that centered on the supply of Scud C missiles and launchers to Syria. In early February 1991, the first consignment of some 30 missiles was shipped to the Syrian port of Latakia. The NSA, [...]
Each year, at least $13 billion in U.S. industrial secrets are stolen, damaging the prospects of companies and sapping the strength of the American economy. Company CEOs seeking to stop the theft often blame cyberattacks from China, but the hacking may actually be covering the tracks of someone on the company’s, and China’s, payroll.
The US has been increasing air and sea reconnaissance in waters near China, a situation that Beijing regards as dangerous and harmful to the building of trust between the two nations, a senior Chinese military officer warned on Tuesday.
US surveillance activities around China are soaring, while [...]