United States accuses Huawei of spying on global mobile networks

United States accuses Huawei of spying on global mobile networks

A serious accusation was reported in the Wall Street Journal, as it says that federal officials in the United States said Huawei was generating an extensive worldwide spy network for mobile operators.

According to what has been revealed, the Chinese company is using backdoors in the equipment it builds, specifically since 2009 when it began distributing the first 5G devices.

"We have evidence that Huawei has the ability to secretly access confidential and personal information on the systems it maintains and sells worldwide," United States national security adviser Robert O'Brien told WSJ.

A Huawei official said in the same report that this information is completely false, since the Chinese company “He has never done and will never do anything to endanger his clients ”, this same The official added that the back doors of law enforcement were "strictly regulated" and could only be used by certified personnel. Huawei workers need an "explicit approval," the official said, and said that any attempt to use those backdoors will be easily detected. "

Huawei security chief Andy Purdy also went out to deny what was said by US officials at The Verge.

“We strongly deny the accusation that we retain that capacity. We also deny that we have ever incorrectly accessed customer information or customer data. ”

Purdy went further with his darts against the administration of Donald Trump.

“The United States is committed to this, and I think it is really due to the geopolitical situation between China and the United States. The United States is not willing to consider facts and evidence, and they will do everything possible to block our ability to provide products to communication networks around the world, ”he said.

This situation also has the Trump government on alert, which explicitly asked the United Kingdom for example, not to build 5G networks in its country with the Chinese and this alarm has also extended it to other countries, especially in Latin America, where Beijing has had a high economic influence.

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