Lithuanian intelligence has reported that China has been reaching out to targets in Lithuania through LinkedIn. Typically, Chinese intelligence posing as fake Chinese companies will reach out to civil servants, information technology specialists, defense sector employees, scientists, and employees in other fields that are of interest to Chinese collection priorities. Employees in these fields receive offers to become consultants for fake companies. The consulting work appears to involve analytical assessments of trends and other information from a foreign country, including public and non-public political and military information. The offers include trips to China with all expenses paid. The goal of the intelligence service is to get these targets involved in espionage activity.
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