By Corinne Reichert |
Huawei has denied that it assisted the Chinese government in infiltrating a foreign network to gain information, following reports over the weekend to the contrary.
“Huawei categorically denies it has ever provided, or been asked to provide, customer information for any government or organisation,” a Huawei spokesperson told ZDNet on Monday morning.
“These baseless accusations are made without any evidence whatsoever.”
The denial followed reports by The Australian that it had “confirmed from a national security source” that Huawei staffers were used by Chinese intelligence to “get access codes to infiltrate a foreign network”, including providing password and network details.
“Huawei is acknowledged as a global ICT leader and is the largest provider of telecommunications infrastructure in the world. We have reached this position as a global leader because we have a 30-year record of delivering world-class technology and are trusted by our customers around the world,” the Huawei spokesperson added.
“We back up our infrastructure and equipment with an unblemished record of cybersecurity. We would urge any public debate on Huawei’s role in providing its technology to Australia to be balanced and based on transparency and facts, rather than vague and unverified speculation.” Read more