Military & Intelligence News – June 6th, 2016

Five issues involving China…

U.S.A: Weak American counterintelligence and limited public awareness make spying in America very attractive… the risk is low, while the rewards can be very high

U.K: MI5 and MI6 refuse to use Chinese-made Lenovo computers because they are deliberately made vulnerable to hacking

U.S.A: Chinese businessman arrested in B.C. and charged with hacking into the computer systems of U.S. companies to steal data on military projects – “Su Bin worked with two unnamed Chinese hackers to get the data between 2009 and 2013, then attempted to sell some of the information to state-owned Chinese companies, prosecutors said… The three hackers targeted fighter jets such as the F-22 and the F-35 as well as Boeing’s C-17 military cargo aircraft programme”

China: Beijing is reportedly planning to launch an air defense identification zone in the South China Sea – “Regarding when to declare such a zone, it will depend on whether China is facing security threats from the air, and what the level of the air safety threat is…”

U.S.A: Chinese tutoring firms manufacture false transcripts and other academic documents – university catches several students after “discrepancies between the facial features of those taking the online exams and the students listed as taking the exams” were found. This has been “a long standing issue regarding immigration and national security