A Chinese company has spied on more than 2 million people and organizations around the world
Reports received from international newspapers revealed that the Chinese company "Zhenhua Data Information Technology Co." spied on a large group of individuals and organizations around the world and collected data about them and put it in its database.
It is a technology company specializing in the manufacture, design and marketing of electronic components and wired and wireless communication equipment since 1997 and also produces capacitors, integrated circuits, electrical resistors, cordless and video telephones and other products. It is based in the city (Shenzhen) in southeast China and has links to the government and the Chinese Communist Party.
According to the Indian newspaper, Express, which said that the Chinese company was monitoring more than ten thousand Indian individuals and organizations, including the Indian Prime Minister (Narendra Modi), in addition to monitoring the data of more than 35 thousand in Australia and at least 50 American dollars, and put that data in a database. Gigantic data aimed at collecting data and monitoring influential personalities and organizations in the world. And as the American Washington Post reported that there are officers in the US Navy, military facilities, files, and family maps for foreign leaders who were also monitored by the Chinese company.
As the British Guardian newspaper pointed out, the Chinese company has collected information and personal details for millions of people around the world and stored them in a database related to the army and intelligence networks in China.
Some analysts said that about 2.4 million people have entered their data in the database through open source means such as people profiles on social media.
The Guardian also noted that Internet 2, a cybersecurity consulting firm based in Canberra, has managed to recover records of about 250,000 of the leaked data, including politicians such as Prime Ministers Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison, their relatives, members of the royal family, celebrities and senior military figures.
When the Guardian newspaper asked the BlackBerry to spy on the Chinese company that works for the army and intelligence, the Chinese company denied this and claimed that it is conducting research for the benefit of other research institutions.
The Indian Express report leaked data from more than 35,000 Australians, and included data such as date of birth, addresses, marital status, in addition to some photos, political associations and Arafat's social media.
By collecting information from the web and social media platforms, tracking research papers, articles, patents, employment sites, and monitoring services in Zhenhua, the company has compiled a complete list of data on every person it monitors and all events that occurred to their job or career or personal and changes in their leadership positions based on information From multiple sources.
The report of the Indian newspaper pointed out that the Chinese company, which is linked to the Chinese Communist Party, not only monitored individuals influencing political institutions, but rather it intended to monitor other people with high scientific and professional positions, such as observing judges, scholars, academics, journalists, representatives, athletes, religious figures and activists, as well as hundreds of people accused of financial crimes and corruption. Terrorism and smuggling of drugs, gold, weapons, or wild animals.
This comes amid increasing tension between China and India due to the unresolved problems on the borders in the "Ladakh" region.
Despite the Chinese company trying to evade the charges against it of spying on personalities around the world, the reality, according to the Indian newspaper, confirms that company was involved in espionage operations.
It is noteworthy that the "Indian Express" newspaper, according to what it mentioned in its report, tried to communicate with the Chinese company and sent an e-mail to it, without receiving any response. Then, 9 days after sending this to an e-mail to it, the Chinese company then closed its website on Internet.