Skip to content

NSA hacked into China's Huawei, Snowden says

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
3/24/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Agency was interested into hacking into other countries such as Iran, Afghanistan and Cuba

Now ensconced in Russia, former National Security Agency contractor - and now international whistleblower against said U.S. agency, has dropped yet another bombshell. As reported by the New York Times, U.S. intelligence agencies attempted to monitor the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei.

White House officials declined to comment on the specifics in the documents -- but distinguished between intelligence for national security and intelligence for economic advantage.

White House officials declined to comment on the specifics in the documents -- but distinguished between intelligence for national security and intelligence for economic advantage.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
3/24/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: HUawei, national Security Agency, snooping


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to newspaper reports, the NSA monitored communications of top Huawei executives looking for evidence of ties to the Chinese government and military. The documents do not confirm those ties.

The NSA was also interested in tapping into Huawei's networks in order to monitor communications of Huawei customers in other countries, including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kenya and Cuba. It's unclear if these surveillance efforts were followed through on.

Light a virtual candle -- by going here!

The surveillance program, dubbed "Shotgiant," was also reported by the German publication Der Spiegel.

"Huawei condemns the infiltration of corporate networks, the monitoring of private communications and the theft of confidential product information, all the more so when the intent of such theft is to abuse that confidential information to disrupt and exploit other networks," U.S.-based Huawei executive William Plummer says.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei also registered an objection at a ministry briefing.

"We are extremely concerned about the relevant report," he said. "Recently, the media has put out a lot of reports about the eavesdropping, surveillance and stealing of secrets by the United States of other countries, including China. China has already lodged many complaints with the United States about this. We demand that the United States makes a clear explanation and stop such acts."

White House officials declined to comment on the specifics in the documents -- but distinguished between intelligence for national security and intelligence for economic advantage.

"We do not give intelligence we collect to U.S. companies to enhance their international competitiveness or increase their bottom line. Many countries cannot say the same," NSC spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said.

"Continuous and selective publication of specific techniques and tools used by NSA to pursue legitimate foreign intelligence targets is detrimental to the security of the United States and our allies," NSA spokeswoman Vanee Vines said.

Based in China, Huawei is a global telecom company and a major player in computer networking, government and financial and mobile communications. Its services connect to a third of the world's population, the Huawei Web site says, and ranks third to Apple and Samsung as a producer of mobile phones.

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for FEBRUARY 2017
Comfort for the Afflicted.
That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.


Comments


More Politics & Policy

House rolls back Obama-era abortion rule, paves way for states to DEFUND abortion mills! Watch

Image of Pro-life advocates have worked hard for the opportunity to end Planned Parenthood's reign of terror over unborn children.

The House has voted to overturn an Obama rule that stops states from defunding Planned Parenthood. The rule change now means that state tax ... continue reading


Ashton Kutcher gives powerful and emotional speech against sex-trafficking before Senate Watch

Image of Ashton Kutcher spoke on behalf of sex-trafficking victims and other innocents.

Ashton Kutcher, known for his roles in "That 70s Show" and "Punk'd," is more than just an actor. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - ... continue reading


Archbishop questions Trump's administration in face of leaked religious freedom draft Watch

Image of Will Trump honor the religious freedom executive order he claimed he would sign?

A leaked executive order draft seems to offer religious organizations the right to practice their morality without legal backlash - but one ... continue reading


Trump drops Obama administration's transgender bathroom policy Watch

Image of Trump has dropped Obama's call for schools to allow transgendered students to use the restroom of their choice.

President Donald Trump's administration will stop fighting in court to implement the Obama administration's transgender bathroom policy, ... continue reading


Tom Price appointed as new HHS Secretary - Here's why this is a major victory for PRO-LIFE! Watch

Image of Tom Price is our new HHS Secretary, which is a major win for Pro-Life efforts.

In a victory for life, the Senate confirmed Tom Price (R-GA), early Friday morning as the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Price is ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.