Dangerous Chinese Technology Makes Ohio’s Data Vulnerable to PRC Infiltration

On May 24 Microsoft warned that China-sponsored hackers gained access to critical cyber infrastructure in U.S. government and communications organizations. Similar threats are posed by restricted Chinese technology purchased by many U.S. states, including Ohio which spent more than $200,000 dollars on dangerous PRC technology, making its data and infrastructure vulnerable to Chinese surveillance. According to China Tech Threat’s (CTT) fact sheet, between 2016 and 2022, Ohio spent $240,194 on dangerous technology from Lexmark and Lenovo, manufacturers already restricted by U.S. military and intelligence agencies due to their connections to the Chinese government and military. This technology was purchased by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, making sensitive state… Read More