While China is busy refuting rumors that it launched cyber attacks on UK, US, and Canada, new speculation has emerged that the Huawei is a spy agency operating for Chinese Communist Party-as the smartphone maker wants to dominate the 21st century with its tech.
Readers of Cybersecurity Insiders have to notify a fact over here that the above-specified lines were published in New York Times (NYT) on Saturday last week by Chinese columnist Steven W Mosher.
“It’s not just an innocent smartphone maker anymore. But its tech works to boost Chinese intelligence by stealing trade and other secrets from nations” said Mr. Mosher.
Mosher points out that since the Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the Huawei’s founder were arrested in Canada on December 1st, 2018 this year. China might have had retaliated her arrests with the latest set of cyber attacks on three Canadian firms.
Meng is likely to be extradited to the US in early 2019 based on the charges of international sanction violation and bank fraud.
NYT posts claim that the attacks may grow if the 46-year old is not freed and deported back to China from the West.
Mosher, the author of the Bully of Asia: Why China’s Dream is the New Threat to World Order, said that Huawei, the 2nd largest smartphone maker after Samsung is working China’s ruling Communist Party and is being nourished by the state military intelligence and the government by offering low-interest loans and protected access to the domestic market.
Since, the year 2017, China has repeatedly declared that all Chinese companies, irrespective of their private or public status, should assist the government in gathering intelligence.
Steven W Mosher claims that the founder of Huawei was the first business dignitary to welcome the decision and since then is working in support of it.
Note- Huawei has already been named as a national threat by the US military and so the US President Donald Trump has issued an order in Sept’18 to ban all devices produced by the maker from being used in the government organizations run by state agencies. New Zealand, Australia, UK, and Japan have followed the same suit by disallowing the Chinese telecom equipment supplier to bid for the 5G network upgrade projects in their respective regions.