China’s ‘Hybrid War’: Beijing’s Mass Surveillance of Australia and the World for Secrets and Scandal

 In China, Intelligence, Australia, Asia, Forces & Capabilities, FVEY, Information

A computer keyboard lit up in red. A Chinese com­pa­ny with links to Beijing’s mil­i­tary and intel­li­gence net­works has been amass­ing a vast data­base of detailed per­son­al infor­ma­tion on thou­sands of Australians, includ­ing promi­nent and influ­en­tial fig­ures. A data­base of 2.4 mil­lion people, includ­ing more than 35,000 Australians, has been leaked from the Shenzhen com­pa­ny Zhenhua Data which is believed to be used by China’s intel­li­gence ser­vice, the Ministry of State Security.

Zhenhua has the People’s Liberation Army and the Chinese Communist Party among its main clients.

Information col­lect­ed includes dates of birth, address­es, mar­i­tal status, along with pho­tographs, polit­i­cal asso­ci­a­tions, rel­a­tives and social media IDs.

It col­lates Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and even TikTok accounts, as well as news sto­ries, crim­i­nal records and cor­po­rate mis­de­meanours.…MORE

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