USA blacklists two more Chinese Telecom firms for data security concerns

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In the year 2018, Donald Trump, the then US President, issued an executive order to block Huawei, as the company’s activities on the American soil were deemed to be suspicious and posed as a threat to National Security.

Now, during the regime of Joe Biden as the President, the white house based on the recommendation of the Federal Communications Commission(FCC) added Pacific Network Corp and its two subsidiaries ComNet LLC and China Unicom Operations Limited to the blacklist as they were being considered as a National Security threat with evidence.

FCC termed its decision as ‘fair’ as its analysis has found the blocked companies sending data to Chinese servers and operating at the administrative and operational level under the influence, exploitation and total control of Beijing. As evidence points out that many requests from US soil were being intercepted and routed to servers operated by the intelligence agencies working for Xi Jinping.

As the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau confirmed through its analysis that the equipment supplied by companies were being used for espionage operations, FCC issued a ban statement applicable till further orders.

NOTE- In March 2022, Kaspersky, the Russia-based Cybersecurity firm, China Telecom and China Mobile International USA were also added to the ban list that already has some of the big Chinese company names such as ZTE Communications, Hytera Communications Corporation, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology business and Dahua Technology brand.

 

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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