Listen: China, FBI, Kevin Mallory discussed on KRLD Programming
"At a hotel room in Ashburn Virginia. I second meeting with the CIA when he got there. The FBI was waiting for him. Along with a computer forensic examiner? He agreed to show them how the phone worked when he goes to demonstrate it up on the screen where he expects to have his whole chat history, basically deleted up on the screen calms some of the chat history the FBI recorded the meeting. Mess. There was this much there. In the past. Screen size. One of the most incriminating messages that appeared on the phone was Mallory planning another trip to China. I can also come in the middle of June. He wrote I can bring the remainder of the documents. I have at that time from the FBI perspective. This is a pivotal moment in the investigation. Four weeks later, the FBI arrested, Kevin Mallory and searched his home hidden in the back of this closet in a junk drawer agents discovered an SSD cord wrapped in tin foil in which he placed eight secret and top secret documents, the same ones he scanned at that. Fedex store last April. It is our belief that it was intention to take this steak hard to China to provide time does the Mallory case fit a pattern that you're seeing coming from Chinese intelligence. Yes, we currently have three pending cases against former intelligence officers, and there have been spying on behalf of the Chinese. It's hard to overstate how unusual it is to have three. Cases like this ongoing. It's not unusual. It's unprecedented to me, it's disappointing. And it's really hurtful. I think to everyone to know that we still have people who are willing to betray the US for a few dollars. Bill vanita is director of the national counterintelligence insecurity center division of the office of the director of national intelligence. He serves as the US government's top counterintelligence official. Would it comes to espionage against the United States does China pose the greatest threat or Russia when it comes to the espionage, China poses the greatest threat, and it's not even close compared to our show, Iran or any other country anything include economic espionage industrial espionage. It's not even the same ballgame when most people think of espionage, they think of somebody in a trenchcoat trying to steal a state secret. What's happening now with China? It's not just about state secrets it's about technological secrets. That's the prize that China was correct. That's trade secrets proprietary data intelligence emerging technology nanotechnology hybrid anything that they can see that as the future. Supercomputing encryption. Those are the issues that they look at and they ever prioritize schedule that they look at and they send people forward to go collect that data. So John Moore's of the Justice Department's national security division says since two thousand eleven more than ninety percent of the economic espionage cases, they've charged have involved China, which is stolen secrets about everything from genetically modified rice seeds to win turbine technology. This is a persistent campaign. You're saying yes, very persistent very sophisticated very well resourced, very patient and very broad in scope demerge says Chinese operatives have intensified their efforts on industries critical to Chinese president Xi Jinping's made. In China twenty twenty-five program, a ten year plan to jump ahead of the United States."