China Is Targeting US Labs to Spy on Virus Research.
China doesn’t stop; spying. Regardless that they let out an extremely dangerous virus that attaches itself to any normal human being spreading it to others and those others spreading it to the masses.
They know the genetic RNA sequence and the attached secret that makes this virus so dangerous. No, this didn’t come from the wet seafood market in Wuhan, this was their coverup excuse. And it didn’t come from the bats who were in hibernation during November and December, 2019.
So why was the virus allowed to spread. Why was the virus even genetically engineered to kill people worldwide. Some claim the P4 lab was working on solutions for deadly viruses, once again trying to legitimize the lab’s nefarious research.
Remember, what the leading Democrat candidates like Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Michael Bloomberg and others kept saying, “No matter what! We cannot let Donald Trump win re-election in 2020!” No matter what. And there’s your answer.
The rich elitists, big tech companies, social media companies, Hollywood partnering with China movie making companies and those nefarious Congress members like Nancy Pelosi were willing to do anything; no matter what.
China’s communist leader Xi Jingping couldn’t stand the fact that President Trump not only stood up to China but imposed tariffs on its exports and the US economy started to flourish.
We not only have to address what China did to us and the world but investigate and indict national security criminals like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, George Soros, John Brennan and others who continue to put our national security at risk; no matter what.
Once again, the Department of Justice, FBI, CIA and some in Congress are not doing their jobs and are holding this country hostage and in peril suffering the deadly sins of those who are only defined by their money and status and lack of compassion and empathy for humanity. What do they care. Why do they care how they leave this nation to suffer in famine, in a dystopian society full of crime and waste. ~ Natalie
April 24, 2020 | Frank Fang
U.S. hospitals and research labs are being targeted by Chinese cyber activity, as Beijing seeks to obtain knowledge about U.S. progress on developing a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus.
U.S. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers gave an opening keynote speech at a virtual business conference hosted by Future in Review (FiRe) on April 23.
When Demers was asked after his speech whether the regime was targeting US labs for research into the virus, Demers replied: “It’s certainly the logical conclusion of everything I’ve said,” referring to his comments on the regime’s sweeping efforts to steal U.S. trade secrets and technology across an array of industries.
Demers said, “There is nothing more valuable today than biomedical research relating to vaccines or treatments for coronavirus.”
Demers added that it would be “beyond absurd” to think that China would “lay off” their hands on “biomedical research relating to vaccines or treatment for coronavirus,” since the medical information would be of “great importance, not just from a commercial value.”
“Whatever country’s company or research lab develops that vaccine first and is able to produce it is going to have a significant geopolitical success story” Demers said.
Demers said, “U.S. authorities were monitoring the hacking activity. We are very attuned to increased cyber intrusions into medical centers, research centers, universities—anybody that is doing research in this area.”
The virus has since spread to over 200 countries and territories, causing over 54,265 deaths in the United States alone.
Demers’ warning came just days after FBI Deputy Assistant Director Tonya Ugoretz sounded the alarm during a webinar hosted by the Aspen Institute on April 16—though Ugoretz did not identify which specific countries were doing the hacking.
“We certainly have seen reconnaissance activity, and some intrusions, into some of those institutions, especially those that have publicly identified themselves as working on COVID-related research,” said Ugoretz.
Ugoretz added that while research institutes wanted to make public their ongoing research efforts, they also became “a mark for other nations” who may want to steal “proprietary information that those institutions have.”
Bill Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, also alerted research labs to the potential threat.
Evanina told Reuters , “Medical research organizations and those who work for them should be vigilant against threat actors seeking to steal intellectual property or other sensitive data related to America’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Demers also pointed to the growing number of trade secret and economic espionage cases involving China. Usually utilizing company insiders to steal intellectual property.
The Chinese regime’s intelligence services have been recruiting company insiders, according to Demers. First, China identifies a specific technology that it would want to possess—either based on open-source information or other data it has already stolen. Then, it targets certain employees within companies that develop the technology, according to Demers.
An October 2018 federal indictment charged 10 Chinese individuals for trying to steal know-how for making turbofan engines: two officers at the Jiangsu Province bureau of China’s Ministry of State Security (JSSD); five computer hackers; a malware developer operating at the direction of JSSD; and two Chinese employees at a French aerospace manufacturer’s office in Suzhou, a city in Jiangsu Province. JSSD is China’s chief intelligence agency.
Demers explained that once Beijing hones in on a target—be it a government official or company employee—it would develop a relationship with the person, such as meeting his financial needs, or using coercion to get what it needs.
Aside from stealing technology, China also engages in cyber theft of massive amounts of data.
Demers said, “All personal data is very useful to develop artificial intelligence tools and one of the areas in—which they [China] are definitely trying to compete very strongly with U.S. companies, European companies—is the development of artificial intelligence. You need big data to own your algorithms.”
And even more alarming demers also explained that service providers such as financial services companies and health insurance companies should be aware that their customers’ data “might be of interest to [foreign] intelligence services.” He pointed to the example of U.S. credit company Equifax.
On Feb. 10, the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) published an indictment of four “Chinese military-backed hackers” for their alleged roles in the 2017 cyberattack against Equifax.
Extremely alarming, “The PLA (China’s military) hackers obtained names, birth dates, and social security numbers for approximately 145 million American citizens, in addition to driver’s license numbers for at least 10 million Americans stored in Equifax’s databases,” the FBI said in a statement.
The U.S. government has had some success in stopping the theft, Demers said, as with a recent case involving an employee at Monsanto, a U.S. agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology company. The FBI stopped a longtime company employee from leaving for China at an airport in June 2017, who was carrying a laptop containing a copy of the company’s proprietary algorithm used for an online farming software platform.
The U.S. Justice Department indicted the employee in November 2019 on several charges, including one count of conspiracy to commit economic espionage and three counts of economic espionage.