Harvard University Professor and Two Chinese Nationals Charged in Three Separate China Related Cases

(DOJ) The Department of Justice announced today that the Chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department and two Chinese nationals have been charged in connection with aiding the People’s Republic of China. Dr. Charles Lieber, 60, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, was arrested this morning and […]

Methods China has deployed to advance its military quantum program

A new report out detailing the tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) used by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) government and scientists to become a global leader in quantum research and applications. Intro This report leverages Strider’s technology platform and proprietary datasets to detail how China has exploited quantum science resources in the West to rapidly […]

Former CIA Officer Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Espionage

(DOJ) A former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) case officer was sentenced today to 19 years in prison for conspiring to communicate, deliver and transmit national defense information to the People’s Republic of China (PRC). “In just over a year, we have convicted three Americans for committing espionage offenses on behalf of the Chinese government. Each […]

DIA Officer Ron Hansen sentenced to 10 years for attempted espionage

(DOJ) 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 […]

Former State Department Employee Sentenced for Conspiring with Chinese Agents

Completely Corrupt Candace Claiborne gets 40 months in prison for selling out to the Chinese: (DOJ) Candace Marie Claiborne, a former employee of the U.S. Department of State, was sentenced today to 40 months in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $40,000 for: conspiracy to defraud the United States, by lying […]

Inside the West’s failed fight against China’s ‘Cloud Hopper’ hackers

Eight of the world’s biggest technology service providers were hacked by Chinese cyber spies in an elaborate and years-long invasion, Reuters found. The invasion exploited weaknesses in those companies, their customers, and the Western system of technological defense. . . . .this time, the company’s cybersecurity team could see exactly how they got in: through […]

Former CIA/DIA Officer Kevin Mallory Gets 20 Years

Kevin Mallory, who had worked for the CIA and DIA as a staff employee and who worked for many government contractors, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for spying for China. (DOJ) Kevin Patrick Mallory, 62, of Leesburg, Virginia, was sentenced today to 20 years in prison to be followed by five years of […]

Former CIA Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Espionage for China

(DOJ) 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. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger for the Eastern District of Virginia, Assistant Director for Counterintelligence John Brown of […]

Former State Department Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiring with Foreign Agents

(DOJ) Defendant Admitted Receiving Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Benefits From Two Chinese Agents in Exchange for Internal State Department Documents Candace Marie Claiborne, a former employee of the U.S. Department of State, pleaded guilty today to a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States, by: lying to law enforcement and background investigators, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

How a former CIA officer was caught betraying his country

(CBS 60 Minutes) Kevin Mallory was a down on his luck former clandestine case officer for the CIA when he was approached by a man the department of justice believes was a Chinese spy. Officials say Mallory was a prime target for recruitment. He was out of work, three months behind on his mortgage, and […]