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Could Chinese Hackers Be Preparing To Attack U.S. Infrastructure?

The law enforcement veteran discusses the potential threat, and what could possibly be done to stop it.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been attempting to infiltrate the United States over the past couple of years. But the FBI suggests that a group of Chinese hackers could be coming close to attacking U.S. infrastructure.

A report from Reuters indicates that these hackers are waiting “for just the right moment to deal a devastating blow,” according to FBI Director Christopher Wray.

A group known as Volt Typhoon has already infiltrated a number of American companies across telecommunications, energy, water and other sectors, developing the “ability to physically wreak havoc on our critical infrastructure at a time of its choosing.”

He added, “Its plan is to land low blows against civilian infrastructure to try to induce panic.”

While China has claimed that Volt Typhoon is actually a criminal ransomware group, there’s no knowing what kind of connection they have with the CCP.

Joining us now to discuss this further is Michael Letts, a law enforcement veteran with over 30 years of experience under his belt. Michael is President, Founder and CEO of InVest USA, an organization that provides bulletproof vests to police officers through various charitable groups and sponsorships. His knowledge in all things law and order make him an ideal guest for this interview. Welcome, Michael!


  1. How big a concern is it that China could very well infiltrate U.S. infrastructure?
  2. They’ve been trying to infiltrate the U.S. in a number of ways, but could attacking a virtual infrastructure have the most devastating effect?
  3. Do you think there’s anything that the U.S. government could do to combat this? Or are the hackers too “savvy” to stop at this point?
  4. Do you believe the FBI could have possibly warned us sooner about this threat?
  5. Do you have any advice for people in terms of how to prepare for this? Watching out for phishing scams and other potential threats like that?
  6. Do you believe China could very well partake in a world war scenario against the United States, considering how uneasy things have been between the two countries?
  7. You’re the creator of InVest USA, an organization that provides bulletproof vests to police officers through various charitable groups and sponsorships. Tell us more about that, and why support for fellow officers is so important right now.
  8. Where can we learn more about InVest USA, and how those interested can help their fellow officers.
  9. You can visit our official InVest USA website, and learn more on the official Invest USA Twitter account. You can also learn about my new initiative at RestoringJustice.US, where we discuss lawful issues surrounding citizens of the United States.

About Michael Letts:

Michael Letts is the Founder, President, and CEO of InVest USA, a national grassroots non-profit organization that is helping hundreds of communities provide thousands of bulletproof vests for their police forces through educational, public relations, sponsorship, and fundraising programs. He also has over 30 years of law enforcement experience under his belt, hence his pro-police stance for his brothers and sisters in blue. Those interested in learning more about Letts can visit his official website here.

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