New York company charged with selling vulnerable Chinese-made equipment to U.S. military

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday announced charges against a New York company and seven of its current and former employees for allegedly selling Chinese-made surveillance equipment with known cybersecurity flaws while falsely claiming the technology was made in the U.S. Aventura Technologies, which makes security equipment like metal detectors and surveillance cameras, is accused of lying to customers, including the U.S. military, for over a decade by claiming to make their equipment in Long Island while surreptitiously importing it from China. In doing so, Aventura exposed its customers to “serious, known cybersecurity risks, and created a channel by which hostile foreign governments could have accessed some of the government’s most sensitive facilities,” the Justice Department said in a press release. The U.S. Air Force, Navy, and the Department of Energy were among Aventura’s clients. Jack Cabasso, the company’s de facto owner, his wife, Frances, and other senior company executives were charged with … Continue reading New York company charged with selling vulnerable Chinese-made equipment to U.S. military