Aventura charged for flogging Chinese spy equipment to US gov’t with security vulnerabilities

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? as Donald Trump is very unlikely to say…:

Aventura Technologies and its operator have been charged with fraud after allegedly selling surveillance equipment to the US government with known security vulnerabilities.

Located in Commack, New York, the company, which sells products including vision cameras, CCTV, and storage services, is central to a criminal complaint unsealed on Thursday.

According to the US Department of Justice (DoJ), Aventura knowingly sold vulnerable equipment to both the government and private customers, and also falsely claimed that the products were made in the US — when, in fact, products were manufactured and covertly imported from China.

The alleged scheme has been in operation since 2006. Customers were lied to for over a decade, prosecutors claim, leading to the use of surveillance equipment by the military with “known cyber vulnerabilities” originating from China — while the firm continued to pretend everything was made on Long Island.

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