Recently, the US claimed that it has proof that Huawei include backdoors in its equipment for spying activities. As usual, the Chinese manufacturer has since denied the claim and asked the US government to stop using the media for rumor-mongering.
In response to a recent shocking report from The Washington Post and German public broadcaster ZDF that claims the CIA used to own Crypto AG – an encryption equipment and software company operating in over 120 countries across the world, in a recent statement, Huawei said the following: “Huawei PSIRT has conducted a thorough investigation of all partnerships with suppliers and can confirm that Huawei has no business dealings with Crypto AG, CyOne Security AG, or Crypto International.“
CIA reportedly acquired Crypto AG during the Cold War and designed encryption devices that would let the agency decrypt and read all the communications of clients. CIA later sold its assets to CyOne Security AG and Crypto International in 2018, as per the report.
HUAWEI ON THE US ALLEGATIONS
According to the Chinese manufacturer, it is impossible to access the customer’s network without visibility from the customer. Also, Huawei said that it cannot bypass carriers’ access control and get data from its customers without being detected by all conventional firewalls or security systems. Huawei says that “the US accusation is just an attention-seeking method. It does not conform to any recognized logic in the field of network security…”
“US allegations of Huawei using lawful interception are nothing but a smokescreen — they don’t adhere to any form of accepted logic in the cybersecurity domain. Huawei has never and will never covertly access telecom networks, nor do we have the capability to do so,” Huawei said in a statement.