LinkedIn is becoming China’s go-to platform for recruiting foreign spies

(Cyberscoop) . . . A string of recent cases demonstrate how suspected Chinese spies are exploiting LinkedIn, a networking site inherently meant to facilitate professional communications, to gather information about potential sources. “They may pose as a job recruiter or someone with a shared interest to make a connection to a target and lure them […]

Government Contractor Pleads Guilty To Willful Retention Of National Defense Information

An update to Harold the Hoarder (of classified information) case: (DOJ) Harold Thomas Martin, III, age 54, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to the federal charge of willful retention of national defense information. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Assistant Attorney General […]

Former Defense Intelligence Officer Pleads Guilty to Attempted Espionage

An update to the Ron Hansen case: (DOJ) Ron Rockwell Hansen, 58, a resident of Syracuse, Utah, and a former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) officer, pleaded guilty today in the District of Utah in connection with his attempted transmission of national defense information to the People’s Republic of China. Sentencing is set for Sept. 24, […]

Former US Air Force Counterintelligence Agent Charged With Espionage on Behalf of Iran

Good grief–a AFOSI Special Agent defected to Iran??? (DOJ) Monica Elfriede Witt, 39, a former U.S. service member and counterintelligence agent, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia for conspiracy to deliver and delivering national defense information to representatives of the Iranian government. Witt, who defected to Iran in […]

Pentagon planning to scrutinize recruits with green cards and other foreign ties

(Washington Post) The Pentagon, citing terrorism and espionage fears, is developing a plan to scrutinize prospective recruits with foreign ties, including some US citizens . . .  The new vetting is likely to screen thousands of recruits per year who have what the Pentagon considers ‘‘foreign nexus’’ risks, including some Americans who marry a foreign spouse or […]

Worldwide Threat Assessment released; FBI director calls China most ‘concerning’ counterintelligence threat

(The Hill) U.S. intelligence leaders said Tuesday they believe China currently poses the most dangerous and complex counterintelligence threat to the nation. “As I look at the landscape today and over the course of my career … the Chinese counterintelligence threat is more deep, more diverse, more vexing, more challenging, more comprehensive and more concerning […]

Domestic Insider Threat

Disturbing article about a growing domestic, violent Insider Threat: Revealed: ANTIFA Leader Relied on Anonymity to Push Radical, Violent Communist Agenda (Daily Caller) The Daily Caller News Foundation has determined that an influential Antifa leader uses aliases to spread radical and often violent rhetoric while concealing his actual identity. Joseph “Jose” Alcoff works with congressional […]

Defense Intelligence Agency Releases Report on China Military Power

(DIA) The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) released China Military Power, a product that examines the core capabilities of China’s military. This volume in DIA’s series of Military Power reports provides details on China’s defense and military goals, strategy, plans, and intentions. It examines the organization, structure and capability of the military supporting those goals, as […]

Kevin Mallory: The churchgoing patriot who spied for China

This article from the BBC gives a good, in-depth look at not only Chinese intelligence operations here in America but also the methods PRC intel officers used to recruit former CIA officer Kevin Mallory to spy for communist China. Especially relevant if you live in Northern Virginia. One of the odd things is that Mallory […]

China’s Non-Traditional Espionage Against the United States: The Threat and Potential Policy Responses

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on China’s Non-Traditional Espionage Against the United States: The Threat and Potential Policy Responses.  You can watch a video of the hearings here. More information about the above graphic of China’s Strategic Goals can be found in John Demers’ statement: Testimony. The following is the statement by the FBI’s […]