Prohibition Of Agricultural Purchases A Good First Step, But Montana Shouldn’t Let Up

The Daily Montanan reported that a Chinese surveillance balloon was seen flying above the state within days of a hearing on a bill to prevent foreign adversaries, including China, from buying up agricultural land in Montana. While prohibiting the PRC from land purchases in Montana is a good start, the state is still at high risk of data leaks through their purchase of more than one million in Lexmark and Lenovo technology between 2017 and 2022, a recent China Tech Threat (CTT) report reveals.CTT’s research shows these risky technologies are used by the Department of Revenue, the Department of Justice, and the Office of the State Auditor. All of these departments hold valuable information that needs to be protected… Read More

New China Tech Threat Paper Details Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in U.S. State Government Purchases of Lexmark and Lenovo Equipment

On Thursday, China Tech Threat released a report rife with new research into how 28 U.S. states have created massive vulnerabilities for their citizens by purchasing at least $230 million worth of technology made by Chinese-owned and operated companies Lexmark and Lenovo since 2015. While the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is capable of exploiting many kinds of technology to spy on Americans, steal from them, or commit cyberattacks, Chinese companies are especially dangerous because of the CCP’s 2017 National Intelligence Law, which obligates Chinese companies to turn over any information Beijing demands. That puts Americans’ financial, personal, and health data at risk, in addition to sensitive organizational and government data..kb-image_7275e7-74.kb-image-is-ratio-size, .kb-image_7275e7-74 .kb-image-is-ratio-size{max-width:400px;width:100%;}.wp-block-kadence-column .kt-inside-inner-col .kb-image_7275e7-74.kb-image-is-ratio-size, .wp-block-kadence-column .kt-inside-inner-col .kb-image_7275e7-74 .kb-image-is-ratio-size{align-self:unset;}.kb-image_7275e7-74 figure{max-width:400px;}.kb-image_7275e7-74… Read More