Could China Unleash a Cyber Pearl Harbor?


FBI Director Warns That Chinese Hackers Are Preparing to Inflict “Real-World Harm” on Americans

In his testimony last month before Congress, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned that hackers linked to China’s communist regime are targeting “critical” U.S. infrastructure “in preparation to wreak havoc and cause real-world harm to American citizens and communities.”

“If or when China decides the time has come to strike, they’re not focused solely on political or military targets. We can see from where they position themselves, across civilian infrastructure, that low blows aren’t just a possibility in the event of a conflict. Low blows against civilians are part of China’s plan,” Wray said.

Cyber-attacks on the U.S. healthcare system have been growing in frequency and impact in the last few years – and these attacks pale in comparison to what a coordinated attack by the Chinese might look like.