18 Mar 2019

China rejects ‘abnormal’ U.S. spying concerns as EU pushes trade

Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi on Monday labeled US fears that Huawei’s telecommunications products may provide the Chinese government with access to the data and systems of foreign governments as ‘abnormal’ and told the US government to stop trying to “bring down” the tech giant. Wang is visiting Europe in

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15 Mar 2019

NATO weighing whether Huawei poses security threat

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said that the alliance is looking into concerns of the US and certain other member states about the security risks of the potential use of Huawei telecommunications equipment in the establishment of 5G networks in member states. Stoltenberg said that “NATO takes these concerns very

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13 Mar 2019

The US Navy is ‘under cyber siege’ from Chinese hackers — and hemorrhaging national security secrets

According to a Wall Street Journal report, the US Navy and various industry partners are “under cyber siege” from state-backed hackers, with China posing the biggest threat, while Russia and Iran have also targeted the industry. The report is based on an internal review by the Navy. The goal of

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12 Mar 2019

China Threat to Telecoms Cited in EU Parliament Draft Resolution

The parliament of the European Union is preparing a resolution on the potential risks of using telecommunications technology from Chinese tech firms such as Huawei for the establishment of 5G networks across Europe. A draft of the resolution refers to claims by the US government that products by Huawei cannot

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12 Mar 2019

US ‘warns Germany a Huawei deal could hurt intelligence sharing’

The US ambassador to Germany has warned the country that his government would be less willing to share intelligence with German security agencies if the country uses products by Chinese tech giant Huawei or other Chinese companies to set up its 5G mobile networks. The US has been leading an

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07 Mar 2019

Huawei to sue US government to overturn its ban as unconstitutional

Chinese tech giant Huawei has filed its highly anticipated lawsuit against the US government over the latter’s ban of Huawei telecommunications equipment. The ban is a result of US fears that Huawei might provide the Chinese government with access to its data and systems, which would enable Beijing to spy

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06 Mar 2019

Huawei Opens Brussels Security Lab in Bid to Reassure EU

Huawei has inaugurated its Cyber Security Transparency Centre in Brussels, the political capital of the European Union. The move is seen as an attempt by the Chinese tech firm to convince European governments not to boycott its 5G mobile communications technology, which the US government has done over cyberespionage fears.

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06 Mar 2019

Chinese Hackers Targeted 27 Universities to Steal Maritime Research, Report Finds

According to research by iDefense that was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, a hacking group with ties to the Chinese government is trying to steal information on military maritime technology from 27 universities across the globe. The targeted academic institutions are located in the United States, Canada, and Southeast Asia,

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05 Mar 2019

Chinese hackers use phishing emails to target engineering, transport and defence companies

Security researchers with FireEye believe that state-backed Chinese hackers are behind a cyber-espionage campaign that primarily targets US maritime organizations focusing on defense, engineering and transportation, although companies in various other countries have been attacked as well. FireEye says with “high confidence” that the group is supported by a nation

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04 Mar 2019

Huawei Said to Be Preparing to Sue the U.S. Government

According to anonymous sources, Huawei is planning to file a lawsuit against the US government over its ban on the use of Huawei telecommunications products in government agencies. The ban is a result of US fears that Huawei might provide the Chinese government with access to its data and systems,

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