Spy pretends to be a Navy officer trying to get secret data from companies

Bill Gertz:
Counterintelligence agents from the FBI and Pentagon are pursuing a suspected foreign agent posing as a Navy officer who offered fraudulent contracts to defense contractors in a bid to obtain sensitive and embargoed American technology.

The FBI on Wednesday sent a security alert about the scam uncovered recently by a contractor in Massachusetts to contractors engaged in secret defense work.

An FBI counterintelligence agent stated in the alert that the contractor reported “an individual posing as U.S. Navy officer” was issuing fake Navy contracts for computer and telecommunications equipment.
There is more.

This appears to be a variation on a scam used by China in the past.  The Chinese are the most likely suspects, but Russia and Iran are also attempting to acquire US secrets.


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