On Tuesday, U.S. National Security and Law Enforcement Agency officials testified to lawmakers and reiterated warnings voiced earlier this year that the biggest threat to the United States is within the country. The ideology and personal dissatisfaction of the white race gives a growing number of so-called lonely subjects the motivation to act. Agency officials said they were fighting a “significantly increased” threat from domestic terrorists motivated by racial hatred and anti-government ideology.
Christopher Wray, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, told the Senate committee that in the last 16-18 months, the number of domestic terrorism cases has increased from 1,000 to about 2,700.
Threats from foreign terrorist groups have somehow diminished, but although counterterrorism pressure has weakened al-Qaeda’s network, the group and its allies still intend to use individuals who can enter the United States to carry out attacks.
The director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Christine Abizeid, also warned of attempts by Iran and its client, Hezbollah, to attack the United States.
The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that China poses the greatest threat to Iran and the United States in general. The bureau is forced, on average, every 12 hours to launch a new counterintelligence investigation into China.
China has also been accused of trying to use the coronavirus pandemic to make counterfeit products for personal protection and medical supplies.
“China continues to steal intellectual property, exploit a vulnerable supply chain, and use economic coercion to threaten our economic security,” said Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Majorcas.
The list of threats included attacks on computer systems with ransom-accepting programs, many of which are linked to Russia. Mallorca said last year the victims of the attacks allegedly paid $ 350 million in ransom, an increase of 311 percent over the previous year.