onsdag 30. januar 2019

US intelligence chiefs warn senators that China continues to grow as a security threat

United States intelligence and national security chiefs issued a harsh warning on Tuesday about China’s cyberespionage and counter-intelligence threats, a day before high-stakes trade talks between the two countries are set to begin in Washington. “The Chinese counter-intelligence threat is more deep, more diverse, more vexing, more challenging, more comprehensive and more concerning than any counter-intelligence threat that I can think of,” FBI Director Christopher Wray testified at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.

The number of economic espionage investigations that the FBI is pursuing in its 56 field offices has doubled in recent years, said Wray, who added that “almost all of them lead back to China.”