Chinese Woman Charged After Entering Mar-a-Lago With "Malicious Software"

She lied to Secret Service and tried entering the resort with a thumb drive containing "malicious software."

Court documents on Tuesday revealed that a Chinese woman has been charged with giving false statements to American Secret Service after bringing a thumb drive with "malicious software" to President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, CNBC reports.

The woman, Yujing Zhang, was on the Palm Beach resort on Saturday afternoon, while Trump played golf nearby. She later told the Secret Service that she was on the property to attend a "United Nations Friendship Event" between the U.S. and China, a criminal complaint said. According to the complaint written by a Secret agent and filed in the U.S. District Court in Southern Florida, there was no such event.

The Secret Service did not make any immediate comments to CNBC.

Zhang was permitted into the resort after going through a Secret Service checkpoint. When she presented two Republic of China passports with her name and photograph, security was unable to verify that she was on the resort's access list.

According to the complaint, Zhang said she was on her way to the pool, and a resort manager said to security that "Zhang is the last name of a member at the Mar-a-Lago club."

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