DOD workers bought thousands of Chinese electronics vulnerable to hacks, spying

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The auditors also wrote that the Pentagon has a pattern of buying products from companies such as Huawei, ZTE or Kaspersky Lab long after other federal agencies have identified the companies as posing cybersecurity risks and right up until the point that Congress outlaws purchases from the companies.

What’s more, the report said the department’s list of approved commercial products still includes some that can pose cyber-risks, including computers made by Lenovo Group, China’s largest computer manufacturer, whose products contain cyberespionage hardware and software, according to U.S. authorities.