CHINA - CIA Hacking Campaign Uncovered

Arno Froese

Chinese anti virus firm Qihoo 360 said CIA hackers have spent more than a decade breaking into the Chinese airline industry and other targets, a blunt allegation of American espionage from a Beijing-based firm. 

Qihoo published a catalog of intercepted malicious software samples as well as an analysis of their creation times that suggested that whoever devised the tools did so during working hours on the U.S. East Coast. 

The United States—like China and other world powers—rarely comments when accused of cyberespionage. There has, however, long been evidence in the public domain—released by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, in the U.S. case, or by U.S. prosecutors and private cybersecurity firms, in China’s case—that both countries hack their opponents. 

The allegations leveled against Beijing by U.S. companies have for years been laid out in lengthy, data-heavy reports. More recently, Chinese companies have begun doing the same with respect to other foreign hacking groups. 

The timing of Qihoo’s most recent publication could be related to [the] indictment of four Chinese military hackers over a massive breach at U.S. credit reporting agency Equifax, said Adam Segal, who studies China and cybersecurity issues at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York., 3 March 2020

Arno's commentary

This is the other side of the story. Countries, by whatever name, spy on each other as much as possible, and now—by hacking—spies can obtain an extraordinary volume of information not available to the public. Australian investigative journalist Julian Assange, a computer programmer and founder of WikiLeaks, has extensively published US government secrets and is presently fighting extradition to the US. But he is not the only one; there are literally millions of hackers around the globe. This will, in the not-too-distant future, force a global counter-intelligence organization, with an infrastructure to enforce laws protecting sensitive materials. However, that’s not the end either; when the god of this world finally produces his superman Antichrist, and associate the false prophet, the world will in unison admire this world leader.

For us as Christians, it is good news, because our redemption draws nigh. It is much later than many of us think.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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