China Ready to Launch Cyberattack Against U.S. Infrastructure, FBI Warns

Hackers linked to the Chinese government are lying in wait “for just the right moment to deal a devastating blow,” Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray said on April 18. It has the ability to “wreak havoc” on America’s critical infrastructure, he added.

Volt Typhoon, the cyberespionage group responsible for recent cyberattacks, has successfully gained access to United States’ systems related to construction, communications, education, government operations, maritime activity, manufacturing and electric and gas utilities, Wray said.

These systems have been infiltrated with botnet malware, which conceals further Chinese-hacking activities against the U.S. and its allies. The hacking operations could soon be used to attack America—not just political and military targets, but also civilians, Wray said.

The prc [People’s Republic of China] has made it clear that it considers every sector that makes our society run as fair game in its bid to dominate on the world stage, and that its plan is to land low blows against civilian infrastructure to try to induce panic and break America’s will to resist.
–Christopher Wray

Achilles’ heel: Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry has warned for years about the danger of America’s dependence on computer systems, particularly in the military.

In a January 1995 Trumpet article, he quoted Joseph de Courcy, who called this dependence the “Western world’s Achilles’ heel.”

Mr. Flurry said it reminded him of one scripture in particular: “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” (Ezekiel 7:14).

The trumpet of war was blown in Israel—mainly America and Britain. It seems everybody was expecting our people to go into battle. But the greatest tragedy imaginable occurred! Nobody went to battle—even though the trumpet was blown! Will it be because of a computer terrorist?
—Gerald Flurry

Learn more: Read “China Hacks America—and ‘None Goes to Battle.’