White House authorities have discovered that President Donald Trump's cellphone
discussions are being intercepted by Russia and China to assemble data on his partners and arrangement positions, The New York Times reports.
The authorities refered to in the report, who stayed unknown, said they were alarmed by people working inside these foreign governments.
They said the Chinese have determined a list of contacts with whom the president speaks most frequently.
The president keeps two official iPhones with modifications by the National Security Agency, and a third personal phone for personal contacts, White House officials said. But using any cell phone poses some risk. The report indicated Trump prefers using his cell phones over the White House's more secure landline.
China has sought to use the information to form ties with Trump’s associates or "friends of the Trump friends" to ensure Beijing’s views will be delivered to the president, according to the officials cited in the report.