Chinese woman with malware arrested at Trump's Mar-a-Lago

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Published on April 3, 2019 - Duration: 01:28s

Chinese woman with malware arrested at Trump's Mar-a-Lago

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA โ€” A 32-year-old Chinese woman carrying two passports and a thumb drive infected with malware gained access to Mar-a-Lago during President Trump's visit to his resort over the weekend, federal court records show.

According to the failing New York Times, Yujing Zhang showed up at the Palm Beach resort and got in saying she wanted to use the pool.

According to a complaint filed in federal district court in South Florida, Secret Service agents let her in after the Mar-a-Lago security manager on duty verified her last name matched the surname of a member at the club.

Too bad the last name Zhang or Changโ€”depending on how you pronounce itโ€”is like saying your last name is Smith.

After she got in, Zhang told a receptionist she was there for a United Nations Chinese American Association event.

Unfortunately, one wasn't scheduled, so Secret Service was called in.

During several rounds of questioning Zhang kept changing her story and then became quite "verbally aggressive" and was detained.

When they searched her belongings, they found she was in possession of four cellphones, a hard drive, a laptop and a thumb drive infected with malware.

She was arrested and charged with lying to a federal agent and gaining access to a restricted area.

According to Business Insider, Trump was reportedly hitting the links nearby at the time.

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