Chinese Hackers Breach E-mail Accounts at More Than Two Dozen U.S. Organizations

A group of hackers dubbed “Storm-0558” breached e-mail accounts at more than two dozen United States organizations, according to intelligence officials. The hackers were linked to China, and the U.S. organizations included several government agencies. The full severity of the incident is still being investigated, but many believe it was part of a cyberespionage campaign to access data in sensitive computer networks.

Cyberespionage: U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Jen Easterly warned last month that China’s cyberespionage and sabotage capacities are an “epoch-defining threat.” China is stealing intellectual property from American companies and giving it to Chinese companies. It is also looking for ways to disrupt critical pipelines, communications infrastructure or transportation services in a future conflict.

Achilles’ heel: Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry has repeatedly emphasized a 1995 statement by Joseph de Courcy: “Computer dependence is the Western world’s Achilles’ heel, and within a few years, this weakness could be tested to the full.” A prophecy in Ezekiel 7:14 says, “They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none goeth to the battle: for my wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.” This infers that when the trumpet is blown in the nations descended from ancient Israel (primarily America and Britain), nobody goes to battle because America’s electronic communications systems are no longer functioning.

Learn more: Read “America’s Achilles’ Heel—and Germany,” by Gerald Flurry.