Jun 28 2008
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:
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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