Nearly $5 Million Spent On Restricted China Tech Puts Wisconsin Data At Risk

On May 24 Microsoft warned that Chinese state-sponsored hackers compromised critical cyber infrastructure in a variety of industries, including government and communications organizations. But, not all threats to U.S. infrastructure come from hackers. China Tech Threat’s (CTT) research shows in recent years Wisconsin spent nearly $5 million on restricted Chinese technology, making its data and infrastructure vulnerable to Chinese infiltration.  As reported in CTT’s fact sheet, between 2019 and 2023 Wisconsin spent $4,751,370 on risky Chinese technology from Lexmark and Lenovo. The Supreme Court, Department of Corrections, Department of Revenue, and the University of Wisconsin System are among the agencies deploying this technology already restricted by U.S. military and intelligence agencies due to their connection to the Chinese government and… Read More