Jun 28 2008

Information gathering…not just a computer thing

Published by at 10:02 am under Uncategorized

Hat-Tip: GaoYuLong

At times, I get so busy going through Chinese hacker websites that I forget there are other methods of collecting information that should not be ignored. Fortunately, reader GaoYuLong reminds me that HUMINT has not passed the way of the dinosaur and we need to keep track of the methodology used by China. GaoYuLong points to two articles from the Epoch Times that clearly illustrates these techniques:

Chinese Regime Looks to Student-Spies to Push Agenda in Canada

It was a sobering moment. Countless Falun Gong adherents in mainland China had received similar threats, and hundreds—if not thousands—went on to face torture and brainwashing after being turned in by fellow students and teachers.

But Lingdi Zhang does not live in China. The then-computer science student was studying at the University of Ottawa.

FBI Chinese Advertisement Targets CCP’s State Security
An advertisement by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at Chinese-speaking residents of San Francisco’s Bay Area, ran from July 2 through July 8 in three local Chinese-language newspapers, seeking information about Chinese espionage to the United States.

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3 Responses to “Information gathering…not just a computer thing”

  1. Lyn Brodyon 02 Jul 2008 at 1:02 pm

    I am a Falun Gong practitioner and have encountered these hackers personally. I used to visit a forum at Japan Today. It used to be one of the largest Asian forums available. The problem started at least 6 years ago when the Chinese Government started hiring overseas students to spy and hack in Japan, America, Canada, and wherever there was a Chinese students union in whatever country. I used to visit this forum and especially the China/ Japan/Taiwan room, because a practitioner told me that there was a big controversy going on in there about Falun Gong. This practitioner felt because I am an American, and there were lots of Westerners in the room, that I could somehow communicate better with the people in the room, and help them understand the situation better, ( like what is Falun Gong and why the Chinese government banned us in China etc.) The day after I started this dialoge, ( I answered someones blog), Other people came out of nowhere, to attack me with full force. These people were unrelenting and made it there goal to say as many bad things about what I was saying as possible. The moderators would help at first and then I realized one of the moderators was not going to follow the rules. This moderator who normally was not involved with this part of the forum came over to moderate and I found that very strange. I started getting threats from some of the attacking members and was even told that my threads would be deleted by them and they were. It got so out of hand that they finally told the people who said good things about Falun Gong that they could only talk about Falun Gong in one thread that they made themselves, and told me if I talked outside of this thread I would be banned for life. I am now banned for life and that forum no longer exists.

    The real scary part was when I was sent an expense report from a member named Khitan. This expense report was in an excel file from the Southern Falun Dafa Association a non profit organization with several members all of whom practice Falun Gong. I looked at it, as I had never seen it before, and saw nothing of significance, other than the fact that this Khitan person meant what he said, and was showing me what he was capable of doing. He had broken into their personal banking information on their PC. I copied it and sent it to the person whose name was listed. Further more he was letting me know that he knew what practitioners I knew and associated with.
    This is not the extent of it. I now know that this is just the tip of the iceberg. This is just what happened to me personally, but since then in almost all American Universities, the Chinese Ministry of education has given millions to these Universities to start what is called The Confucius Institute. This Organization is the biggest spy ring in the world, and it is right under the noses and in the schools of the world waiting to put that next person in that next high tech job here in America so they can spy and steal the technology to further advance the ideals of the Communist Party of China. WE really need to look at what is going on here in our world and with whom we are dealing with. Communism is bad and denounces democracy. We should stop it at every turn.

    To learn more about this please visit http://www.zhuichaguoji.org/en/ and read the overseas student report done by this independent organization.

  2. GaoYuLongon 03 Jul 2008 at 8:37 pm

    The independent organization WOIPFG mentioned above,has really made a easy to understand fact filled base of information to clearly allow even the most casual person interested in understanding how the CCP tries to maintain it’s presence as unquestioned mobsters in a world of unspecting victims. The DarkVisitor site is really pulling the curtain down on a show that has played way to long to a worldwide audience. The staff at DarkVisitor and those commenting your articles are doing a great service for us all whom read your site that value our freedom and belief. Happy Fourth of July staff of Dark Visitor.

  3. Heikeon 03 Jul 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Gao,

    This is truly a special day for all Americans and I think the post on the front page says it all. We wish the same for all people everywhere. Good luck in your quest!