“Several of us around the table had been subject to surveillance,” he told reporters.”The least we can expect is the countries and security services involve change their practices.”
“According to De Standaard, […] the spying was carried out by the U.S. National Security Agency and involved tracking international telephone calls for two years. It was focused on BICS, the Belgacom unit which provides wholesale telecom infrastructure services–in particular in Africa and the Middle East.”
Huawei is trying to clear its name from the allegations of spying. But is Huawei really worse and compromised than Ericsson.
Ericsson backdoored products were used by intelligence agencies to spy on Greek government officials and hundred of VIP mobile phones, yet Ericsson did not suffer from the same level of ban and bad press that Huawei did get.
Is it a cultural bias against Huawei? A political and economical against chinese manufacturer? Or the level of compromission of Huawei is much higher, prompting this reaction.
Huawei is nevertheless trying to clear its name from these allegations with the following report “￼Cyber Security Perspectives” by John Suffolk, Huawei SVP & Global Cyber Security Officer.
Operation Tempora: GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world’s communications | UK news | The Guardian
Operation Tempora: GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world’s communications.
“The sheer scale of the agency’s ambition is reflected in the titles of its two principal components: Mastering the Internet and Global Telecoms Exploitation, aimed at scooping up as much online and telephone traffic as possible. ”
“GCHQ was handling 600m “telephone events” each day, had tapped more than 200 fibre-optic cables and was able to process data from at least 46 of them at a time.”
Felix “FX” Lindner from Recurity / Phenoelit has found many vulnerabilities into the Huawei low-end to middle-end routers.
Allegation that Huawei and ZTE have backdoors to enable chinese covert access to telecom infrastructure.
Room 641A: telecommunication interception facility operated by AT&T for the U.S. National Security Agency
Room 641A: the scandal and lawsuit about a telecommunication interception facility operated by AT&T for the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA)