Sunday, 23 March 2014

NSA spying on Chinese networking giant Huawei

The NSA has a widespread espionage attack against China conducted in which both the Chinese government and Chinese companies were targeted. Reports that the German newspaper Der Spiegel on the basis of documents received from the whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Among the attacked companies are banks and telecommunication companies. However, the NSA focused in particular on the Chinese networking giant Huawei, the second largest network provider in the world and a competitor of the U.S. Cisco. In 2009, the U.S. Secret Service began an operation that internal "Shot Giant" was mentioned. A special NSA unit managed to break into the corporate network from Huawei and copied a list of 1,400 customers, as well as internal documents on training were engineers on the use of Huawei products.


From a secret NSA presentation shows that the NSA also managed to gain access to the internal e-mail archive and the secret source of Huawei products. The network where the U.S. Secret Service had broken up generated as many e-mail and data that the NSA did not know what to do with it. The reason for the break-in at the company let the NSA in the documents know that many of the targets via Huawei products communicate. "We want to make sure that we can attack these products," said an official in one of the secret documents.
In a statement, says a spokesperson from the network giant that if the reports are correct it is very ironic, since the United States Huawei always have accused the Chinese government would help in espionage. More details about the espionage attack by the NSA will Der Spiegel published tomorrow.

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