Monday October 24, 2016

Military Warns Chinese Computer Gear Poses Cyber Spy Threat

Normally reports like this shy away from actually naming a company suspected of cyber spying against the U.S. government, instead opting for the generic "Chinese company." That's what makes this report different, the Pentagon’s Joint Staff actually called out Lenovo by name, saying the company was actively trying gain access to classified military information networks.

A recent internal report produced by the J-2 intelligence directorate stated that cyber security officials are concerned that Lenovo computers and handheld devices could introduce compromised hardware into the Defense Department supply chain, posing cyber espionage risks, said officials familiar with the report. The "supply chain" is how the Pentagon refers to its global network of suppliers that provide key components for weapons and other military systems.