Best Infosec-Related Long Reads of the Week, 10/15/22 and 10/22/22
Chinese tycoon linked to Beijing intel became a favorite of MAGA-land, Former U.S. generals work for oppressive regimes, IDF's first-ever cyberattack, FBI struggled with cybercrime, more
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How a Tycoon Linked to Chinese Intelligence Became a Darling of Trump Republicans
Evan Osnos had this fascinating piece in the New Yorker about Chinese businessman Guo Wengui, a flashy but peculiar billionaire who Steve Bannon called “the Donald Trump of Beijing.” Guo maintained a secret partnership with one of China’s most potent spymasters, an intelligence officer named Ma Jian, who his own government had arrested. Together the two used surveillance, blackmail, and political influence to amass fortunes and evade scrutiny, and Guo ultimately said he was an “affiliate” of China’s all-pervasive Ministry…
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