- China's intelligence targets included several strategic areas of the United States.
- "The first is to obtain military weapons-related technology. This is priority No. 1," Guo said.
- Second, Chinese intelligence is engaged in "buying" senior U.S. officials personally,
- and a third objective is buying family members of American political or business elites "with a view to getting intelligence and to make big business deals in China's favor," he said.
- A fourth priority is penetrating the American internet system and critical infrastructure by implanting malicious software.
- "And they have successfully penetrated all the major defense weapons suppliers of the U.S. government," Guo said, adding that "the scale of their operations is mind boggling."
On June 26th, Wapack Labs published a top down report on the Chinese reorganization of their new cyber structure. The report summarizes Wapack Labs research conducted on the PLA Third Department, suspected of being the primary military cyber force for China. The research was conducted entirely on open sources available on the Chinese Internet, plus unclassified satellite imagery. The report is unclassified but sensitive in that it reveals more about Chinese cyber-related military facilities than has been published in the past. This is a compilation of recent Wapack Labs reporting separately on each of these Third Department entities. If you'd like a copy of the report, register, and we'll send you one.