Chinese telecom giant Huawei has reportedly supported Vladimir Putin in his efforts to stabilize Russia’s internet network after cyber attacks
Chinese telecom giant Huawei must be investigated over reports that the company “came to the aid of Russia” following attacks on its Internet network.
Russian government and media websites have since been repeatedly disrupted by suspected cyberattacks by groups targeting the state invasion of Ukraine.
Last week, Russian media sites were hacked by a group claiming to be part of the Anonymous hacking network and replaced the sites with a “headstone” honoring war dead.
Huawei, which reportedly has five research centers in Russia, is said to have “rushed to the aid of Russia” to support its internet network in the face of the attacks.
A report that appeared on a Chinese news site but was later deleted claimed that Huawei would use its research centers to train “50,000 technical experts in Russia.”
According to reports in China, tech giant Huawei, which has multiple offices in the UK, has supported Vladimir Putin’s efforts to stabilize Russia’s internet network after it was attacked by hacker groups around the world. Pictured is the Huawei logo lit up at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Monday
It added that the company expects to expand “into cutting-edge areas like artificial intelligence, cloud computing and facial recognition.”
Conservative MP Iain Duncan-Smith, who raised the issue in the House of Commons last Thursday, said: “I am deeply concerned that a company should be viewed by the UK Government as such a national security threat that it could not allow it to happen their equipment remains in the UK’s new 5G system are still here in the UK.
“It is very likely that they are now busy helping this despotic regime in Russia.
“There should be a full investigation now because if we sanction oligarchs who helped Putin, we should also look at companies that helped Putin.
Huawei, which reportedly has five research centers in Russia, is said to have “rushed to the aid of Russia” to support its internet network in the face of the attacks. A report that appeared on a Chinese news site but was later deleted claimed that Huawei would use its research centers to train “50,000 technical experts in Russia” (Putin pictured during a February 24 meeting).
“If Russia had thought for a moment that China would step out of line, they would not have invaded Ukraine.”
Chinese companies fear secondary US sanctions if they are found to be helping Russian companies circumvent the measures.
Huawei has been hit hard by US sanctions imposed in 2019 on national security grounds, and has been banned from providing equipment to the UK’s 5G network.
Huawei has not responded at the time of publication.
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Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has backed Putin’s efforts to stabilize Russia’s internet
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