China has 50 hackers against each FBI Cyber Warrior

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The FBI Director disclosed to the Congressional Committee that China has assigned around 50 hackers against each bureau’s Cyber Warriors, thus opening-up  about the threats it was facing from the adversary.

Christopher Wray, the director of the FBI, spoke to senior executives at the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce Justice, Science and Related Agencies, and disclosed that the bureau was well-prepared to thwart attacks coming from nation-states that are on a mission to steal personal and corporate data, which can later be used to lie, cheat, and create a political crisis.

China is not only a threat to the West, but also to its neighboring nations, like India, as it has a penchant for grabbing lands at the borders to expand its governance reach.

FBI Cyber Personnel may have a major threat at the front, but the 50:1 combination will never be able to weaken the structural operations of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as the agency has an excellent IT framework to neutralize such attacks to the core and has blocked about 15 million fraudulent connections each week, last year.

Especially during the term of Mr. Donald Trump and the current president Joe Biden, all government agencies have been asked to raise their defense line against nation-funded attacks, and FBI happens to be the first agency to follow the guidelines issued by the government to prevent getting digitally exploited.

NOTE: The objective of the Chinese federation is to take control of all the infrastructure of its adversaries. When it doesn’t succeed in doing so, it starts disrupting the core assets, thus leading to a crisis and panic among the citizens. To counter such situations, the FBI has added a $63 million budget to fill in over 192 cyber positions at its agency by the end of 2023.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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